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tu·bule

 (to͞o′byo͞ol, tyo͞o′-)
n.
A very small tube or tubular structure.

[Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus, tube.]
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tubule

(ˈtjuːbjuːl)
n
(Anatomy) any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc
[C17: from Latin tubulus a little tube]
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tu•bule

(ˈtu byul, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. a small tube; a minute tubular structure.
[1670–80; < Latin tubulus=tub(us) pipe + -ulus -ule]
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tubule

A tiny tube, as in the collecting tubules and convoluted tubules of the kidney.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tubule - a small tubetubule - a small tube        
tube-shaped structure, tube - (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
microtubule - a microscopically small tubule
nephron, uriniferous tubule - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
uveoscleral pathway - a tubule that drains excess aqueous humor
seminiferous tubule - any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
vasa efferentia - the several highly convoluted tubules that lead from the rete testis to the vas deferens and form the head of the epididymis
trachea - one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids
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Translations
Tubulus

tu·bule

n. túbulo, conducto o canal pequeño;
collecting ______ colector;
renal ______ renal;
seminiferous ___conduto seminífero.
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tubule

n túbulo
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References in periodicals archive ?
HK-2: an immortalized proximal tubule epithelial cell line from normal adult human kidney.
The increased activation of PTH receptors on the apical membrane of the proximal tubule by excreted PTH may cause urinary phosphate loss, hypophosphatemia and rickets in a minority of patients [2, 6].
In renal proximal tubule cells, D5R can also decrease AT1R expression and its signaling transduction by a c-Src-dependent and proteasome-dependent process [180-182].
Human kidney-2 (HK-2) cells, an immortalized human kidney proximal tubule cell line from American Type Cell Collection (ATCC, USA), were used in this study.
The highest activity of GGT is found in proximal tubule epithelial cells, so this enzyme can be a marker for some renal diseases [19].
Disintegration of glomerulus, proximal tubule and necrosed hematopoietic tissues with disorganized glomerular tuft, distal tubule and pycnotic nuclei were noted at 75 mg/L (Fig.
They also underscore the fact that patients with diabetes, and particularly those with chronic kidney disease, "in whom the urinary loss of protein-associated vitamin D magnifies reduced activation of vitamin D by the proximal tubule and reduced expression of the vitamin D receptor," have increased rates of vitamin D deficiency.
Angiotensin II stimulation of hydrogen secretion in the rat early proximal tubule. J Clin Invest 1988; 82: 601-7.
Cadmium ([Cd.sup.+2]), a heavy metal is known to elicit nephrotoxicity by causing inflammation and necrosis of the proximal tubule cells in the kidney (1).