The maximum amount of electrolytes and water (70 - 80 percent) fromthe glomerular filtrate is reabsorbed in which part of the nephron?

  • Option 1)

    Ascending limb of loop of Henle

  • Option 2)

    Distal convoluted tubule

  • Option 3)

    Proximal convoluted tubule

  • Option 4)

    Descending limb of loop of Henle

 

Answers (1)

As learnt

FUNCTION OF THE TUBULES -

Proximal Convoluted Tubule (PCT)

- wherein

PCT is lined by simple cuboidal brush border epithelium which increases the surface area for reabsorption. Nearly all of the essential nutrients, and 70-80 per cent of electrolytes and water are reabsorbed by this segment

 

  PCT reabsorbs \sim 70-80% of water and electrolytes


Option 1)

Ascending limb of loop of Henle

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

Distal convoluted tubule

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

Proximal convoluted tubule

This option is correct

Option 4)

Descending limb of loop of Henle

This option is incorrect

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