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PROXIMAL TUBULE

Nephrology

PROXIMAL TUBULE

1. 65% of filtered Na+, Cl - , HCO 3 - and water is reabsorbed in the proximal tubule (PT).

2. The PT is very permeable to water, which is reabsorbed in a 1:1 fashion with Na+

3. For each H+ that is secreted, one Na+ and one HC03- are reabsorbed.

SOLUTES ARE ABSORBED VIA 4 MECHANISMS


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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