distal convoluted tubule

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distal convoluted tubule

distal

remote; farther from any point of reference. See also direction.

distal convoluted tubule
the part of the renal tubular system interposed between the nephron loop and the arched collecting tubule. See also convoluted tubules.
distal interphalangeal joints
see Table 11.
distal phalanx
third phalanx.
distal sesamoid
navicular bone in the horse.
distal tarsal bones
the tarsal bones adjacent to the metatarsals.
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3) These cysts are thought to arise from the diverticulae in the distal convoluted tubules and then accumulate fluid from the epithelial cells in the cyst wall.
Potassium is then secreted into the urinary filtrate in the distal convoluted tubules (DCT).
Aldosterone promotes sodium retention and potassium loss from the blood by regulating sodium re-absorption from the distal convoluted tubules, thereby facilitating the osmotic retention of water.

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