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Distal Tubule

The distal tubule (DT) is a portion of kidney nephron between the Loop of Henle and the collecting duct system.This segment is composed of a tight epithelium with little water permeability. It reabsorbs ~5% of the NaCl filtered from the initial urine. In addition, it is partially responsible for regulation of potassium and calcium filtrate levels, as well as its pH.
Part of nephron
Epithelial Tubule
Distal Tubule
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent