In the kidney, the connecting tubule (CNT, or junctional tubule, or arcuate renal tubule) is a tubular segment of the renal collecting duct system that connects the distal convoluted tubule to the cortical collecting duct.
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... With respect to the renal corpuscle, the "connecting tubule" is the most proximal part of the collecting duct system ... It is adjacent to the distal convoluted tubule, the most distal segment of the renal tubule ... Connecting tubules from several adjacent nephrons merge to form cortical collecting tubules, and these may join to form cortical collecting ducts ...
... The CNT is sensitive to both isoprotenerol (more so than the cortical collecting ducts) and antidiuretic hormone (less so than the cortical collecting ducts), the latter largely determining its function in water reabsorption. ...
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