convoluted tubule of kidney
Definition: the highly convoluted segments of the nephron in the renal labyrinth that make up the proximal convoluted tubule, which leads from the glomerular capsule to the descending thick limb of the nephronic loop, and the distal convoluted tubule, which leads from the ascending thick limb of the nephronic loop to the collecting tube.
Synonym(s): Ferrein tube, tubuli contorti1, tubulus renalis contortus
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