Science / Biology / Reabsorption: The return to the blood of most of the water, sodium, amino acids, and sugar that were removed during filtration; occurs mainly in the proximal tubule of the nephron.


Science / Biology / Aldosterone: A hormone secreted by the adrenal glands that controls the reabsorption of sodium in the renal tubule of the nephron. MORE

Proximal Tubule

Science / Biology / Proximal Tubule: The winding section of the renal tubule where most reabsorption of water, sodium, amino acids, and sugar takes place. MORE

Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)

Science / Biology / Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH): A hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland that increases the permeability of the renal tubule of the nephron and thereby increases water reabsorption; also known as va MORE