The first segment of the nephron lying just downstream from the loop of Henle, immediately after the macula densa. [ ]

Synonyms: tubulus contortus distalis distal convoluted renal tubule

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
tubulus convolutus distalis

depicted by


external definition

a portion of kidney nephron between the loop of Henle and the collecting duct system[Wikipedia:Distal_convoluted_tubule].

function notes

in humans it is responsible for the reabsorption of about 5% of filtered sodium via the thiazide-sensitive Na-Cl symporter.

has related synonym

second convoluted tubule

tubulus convolutus distalis

tubulus contortus distalis