Morphology of renal tubular damage from nephrotoxins.


The proximal renal tubular cells' vulnerability to the direct toxic action of chemicals is largely due to the role played by this nephron portion in absorption and secretion. This is an energy-demanding function so that these cells must have a high rate of oxidative metabolism and thus contain many mitochondria supplying the Na+/K+ pumps at the basolateral… (More)


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