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Relating to or of the form of a tube or tubule.
1. shaped like a tube.
2. of or pertaining to a tubule.
1. Relating to or shaped like a tube: tubular casings; tubular flowers.
2. Consisting of tubes or a tube: a tubular frame.
tu′bu·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
1. pertaining to renal tubules.
2. pertaining to fallopian tube.
leakage of tubular fluid into the interstitium of the kidney is one of the factors in the pathogenesis of acute renal failure.
the concentrations of solutes at which the renal tubules are working at full capacity and further increases in concentration will not increase the function. Called also Tm.
acute necrosis of the tubular epithelium caused usually by ischemia or exposure to a nephrotoxin; in most cases the patient succumbs to uremia in a few days. See also nephrosis.
failure of the tubules to resorb small molecule proteins excreted by the glomerulus.
reabsorption of solutes from the glomerular filtrate by the tubules, the conservation of protein, glucose and bicarbonate, and the conservation of the water that accompanies them.
refers to all processes which occur with renal tubular fluid during its transport from glomerular space to renal pelvis.
tubular transport maximum
when the tubular transport maximum for a renal tubular solute is exceeded the solute appears in the urine.