What is collecting duct system?

Collecting Duct System

The collecting duct system of the kidney consists of a series of tubules and ducts that connect the nephrons to the ureter. It participates in electrolyte and fluid balance through reabsorption and excretion, processes regulated by the hormones aldosterone and antidiuretic hormone.

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Nephron - Functions - Collecting Duct System
... Each distal convoluted tubule delivers its filtrate to a system of collecting ducts, the first segment of which is the collecting tubule ... The collecting duct system begins in the renal cortex and extends deep into the medulla ... As the urine travels down the collecting duct system, it passes by the medullary interstitium which has a high sodium concentration as a result of the loop of Henle's ...

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