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A 38-year-old male complains of fatigue and dizziness on standing up. Lab results show that his urine is positive for glucose and there is an excessive renal loss of bicarbonate and phosphate. Abnormal function in which part of the nephron is likely?



A. Proximal tubule
B. Loop of Henle
C. Distal tubule
D. Collecting duct
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Proximal tubule-the presence of high urinary glucose, bicarbonate and phosphate suggest dysfunction of theproximal tubule. this segment is responsible for reabsorption of all filtered glucose, 95% offiltered phosphate and 80% of filtered bicarbonate.feedback when incorrect: you did not select the correct response. the presence of high urinaryglucose, bicarbonate and phosphate suggest dysfunction of the proximal tubule. this segment isresponsible for reabsorption of all filtered glucose, 95% of filtered phosphate and 80% of filteredbicarbonate.
 

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