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tu·bule

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

[Latin tubulus, diminutive of tubus, tube.]

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]

tu•bule

(ˈtu byul, ˈtyu-)

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

tubule

A tiny tube, as in the collecting tubules and convoluted tubules of the kidney.
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
Translations
Tubulus

tu·bule

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

tubule

n túbulo
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The remainder 33% animals showed mild grade 1 necrosis marked by single cell necrosis in rare proximal tubules.
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Aqp10b is mainly located in the apical cytosolic space of proximal tubule epithelial cells extending from the apical end of the nucleus to the apical membrane.
Clinically it has proven that the proximal tubule of the kidney is especially susceptible to ischemic inflammatory or toxic events.
1980) observed iron deposition in renal proximal tubule cells, along with lead-associated histopathological lesions in the kidney, following administration of lead via drinking water to rats.
Midkine promotes the migration of neutrophils and macrophages but is expressed at very low levels in proximal tubules.
The function of the dopamine D1 receptor in the renal proximal tubule depends on the interaction with G-protein receptor kinase 4 (GRK4).
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].
Samples of proximal tubule fluid were obtained from seven different nephrons for determination of flow rate and polyfructosan concentration to calculate single-nephron glomerular filtration rate (SNGFR).
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