proximal tubule

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proximal tubule

The first part of the tubular system of a nephron after the Bowman's capsule. It has convoluted and straight segments and is followed by the distal tubule.
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proximal tubule

the convoluted tube between the loop of Henle and Bowman's capsule in the vertebrate kidney.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005