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Proximal Convoluted Tubule

The kidney is the primary site of toxin filtering in the human body. This is mostly done by a filtering region in the kidney called the proximal convoluted tubule (PCT). As the blood passes through the vessel adjacent to the PCT cells water, proteins, polypeptides, and amino acids are reabsorbed.

Anatomy in this medical illustration: Proximal convoluted tubule, Microvilli, Pinocytotic vessels, Mitochondria, Lysosome, Cell Nucleus, Kidney, Artery, Vessel, Red blood cell, Nephron, Bowman's capsule, Vascular glomerule, Glomerulus, Distal tubule, Proximal tubule, Collecting duct, Afferent arteriole, Justaglomerular cell, Efferent arteriole, Water absorbtion, Polypeptides, Proteins, Amino acids, Reabsorbtion