Definition of kidney tubule in English:

kidney tubule


  • Each of the long, fine, convoluted tubules conveying urine from the glomeruli to the renal pelvis in the vertebrate kidney. Water and salts are reabsorbed into the blood along their length.

    • ‘Differences in nephrotoxic potential are related to increased ability to bind to the brush border membranes of the renal tubule.’
    • ‘Lesions present in the peritubular capillaries, arterioles and renal tubules were recorded.’
    • ‘Only focally did it form an infiltrative border, as evidenced by areas with entrapped renal tubules and glomeruli.’
    • ‘When blood glucose concentration is normal, the glucose which is filtered from the blood in the kidneys is reabsorbed back into the bloodstream by the kidney tubules, and so none is lost in the urine.’
    • ‘A usual finding in many specimens is the presence of metaplastic or dysplastic elements at the tumor-kidney interface or near entrapped renal tubules and glomeruli.’