Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiolo...

7th Edition
Des Jardins + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337794909



Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiolo...

7th Edition
Des Jardins + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337794909
Textbook Problem

Tubular reabsorption occurs primarily in the

A. Renal corpuscle

B. Proximal convoluted tubule

C. Loop of Henle

D. Distal convoluted tubule

Summary Introduction


One of the major functions of the kidneys is the urine formation, which comprises the processes like tubular reabsorption, glomerular filtration, and tubular secretion. After glomerular filtration, the filtrate passes through the proximal convoluted tubule, a loop of Henle, and the distal convoluted tubule where some substances are completely reabsorbed, such as glucose, amino acids, and water, by a process known as tubular reabsorption.


Explanation/justification for the correct answer:

Option (b) is given as proximal convoluted tubule. The proximal convoluted tubule is that portion of a nephron where maximum reabsorption takes place. From the glomerulus, the blood reaches PCT and substances like glucose, protein, and amino acids are reabsorbed. Hence, option (b) is correct.

Explanation for the incorrect answer:

Option (a) is given as renal corpuscle...

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