The collecting duct is a portion of the nephron through which water flows, moving passively down its concentration gradient [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collecting_tubule http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0072044 ]

Synonyms: tubulus renalis colligens tubulus renalis arcuatus kidney collecting duct collecting duct renal collecting tubule

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

external definition

Renal duct that collects the output from renal tubules.[TAO]

external ontology notes

in ISBN:0073040584 (Vertebrates, Kardong), the nephron is adjacent to the collecting tubule, consistent with FMA, but not GO. Wikipedia says: Many sources include the connecting tubule as part of the collecting duct system. However, the embryological origin is more similar to the nephron than it is to the rest of the collecting duct (which derives from the ureteric bud), and other sources therefore classify the connecting tubule with the nephron

has related synonym

junctional tube

kidney collecting tubule

arcuate renal tubule

collecting tubule

ureteric tree

collecting duct system

id

UBERON:0001232