The Renal Tubule: Definition, Function & Terms


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The following structures (in the correct order) are collectively known as the renal tubule:

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1. The release of PTH will cause:

2. The glomerulus forms _____ which flows into the _____ and then into the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools were designed to assess your understanding of the renal tubule. A few topics needed fully understand the subject are calcitonin and PTH.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These are some topics you will be quizzed on:

  • The structures that form the renal tubule
  • What reabsorbs the majority of ultrafiltrate
  • What occurs when PTH is released
  • The structure found only in the renal cortex

Skills practiced

Feel free to practice these skills with these tools:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related renal tubule lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what the proximal convoluted tubule reabsorbs and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast what happens when PTH and calcitonin are released

Additional Learning

For a deeper understanding of the renal tubule, review the lesson entitled The Renal Tubule: Definition, Function & Terms. These are some extra goals to keep in mind while reading the lesson:

  • Define renal tubule
  • Understand what the loop of Henle is
  • Identify how the body regulates calcium