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The Nephron: Proximal Tubule, Pars Convoluta & Pars Recta:

figure The outer basement membrane of Bowman’s capsule is continuous with the basement membrane of the remainder of the renal tubule. The portion of the tubule directly adjacent to Bowman’s capsule is the proximal convoluted tubule, (pars convoluta). The proximal convoluted tubule winds randomly within the cortex, and then straightens to become the proximal straight tubule, (pars recta), as it turns and descends into the medulla.

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