collecting tubule


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collecting tubule

One of the small ducts that receive urine from several renal tubules, which join together to provide a passage for the urine to larger straight collecting tubules (papillary ducts of Bellini) that open into the pelvis of the kidney.
See: kidney for illus
See also: tubule
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Collecting tubule, proximal tubule, loop of Henle, distal tubule
Immunolocalization studies showed MGP localized in embryonic ureters and collecting tubules also contained abundant fibronectin.
ghanensis mites had initiated infection by invading the skin through the orifices of the hair follicles and meibomian glands through the main collecting tubules of the meibomian glands, respectively.
The medullary interstitium is often scarred and collecting tubules typically contain elongated or rectangular urate crystals.
DDAVP also results in a potent antidiuretic effect through the impairment of free water absorption by the distal tubules, collecting tubules, and collecting ducts by binding to the arginine vasopressin receptor and reducing water permeability [8].
There were very largely dilated collecting tubules and ducts with granular degeneration & sloughing out of lining epithelia.
TH inhibition with potassium perchlorate did not affect the expression of E-cadherin in the proximal tubules, but it down-regulates E-cadherin expression in the distal and collecting tubules during premetamorphosis.
Glomeruli, distal convoluted tubules, and collecting tubules were relatively spared in the vultures that had early lesions.