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(1) (anatomy) Characterized by being far from the point of anatomical reference.

(2) (anatomy) Being situated far from the point of attachment to the body.

(3) (dentistry) Describing a position directed away or farther from the midline and front of the jaw.



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improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats

... and one possible explanation is the arrival of undigested food in the terminal ileum. This study was designed to evaluate the role of the distal ileum in the improvement of glucose control in type 2 diabetic patients who underwent bariatric surgery. An ileal transposition (IT) to the jejunum ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: improved glucose tolerance in non obese type 2 diabetic rats
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Views: 3391

Urine formation

... of antidiuretic hormone, as the name implies, serve to prevent water loss and dehydration, and therefore ADH will reabsorb sodium from the distal tubule, and water will follow by osmosis. Therefore, in the control of ADH, concentrated urine is produced, not dilute urine.

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by aptitude
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Urine formation
Replies: 7
Views: 8332

Skeletal remains id please

... is the mental fomarem, a hole where facial nerves and blood vessels pass through. Not sure about the other fragments, image 1 looks to have the distal portion of the fibia.

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by CarlosG
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skeletal remains id please
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Views: 2168

Loop of Henle and Vasa Recta

... cannot get in, but there is an active reabsorption of ions like Na+, K+ and Cl- meaning that the solution gets steadily more dilute towards the distal convoluted tubule. Important points here: medulla always has a high osmolarity. Vasa recta keeps salts often due to an active process rather ...

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by Babybel56
Wed May 11, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Loop of Henle and Vasa Recta
Replies: 3
Views: 15399

Re: Kidneys and collecting tubule

... I had the same question. According to what I know collecting tubule leads to the collecting duct. And the collecting tubule is connected to the Distal convoluted tubule on the other end. That's how it is.

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by Adz795
Fri May 06, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Kidneys and collecting tubule
Replies: 1
Views: 3637
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