The greatest amount, value, or degree attained or attainable. [L. neuter of maximus, greatest]
- glucose transport m. the maximal rate of reabsorption of glucose from the glomerular filtrate; it amounts to approximately 320 mg/min in humans.
- transport m. (Tm) the maximal rate of secretion or reabsorption of a substance by the renal tubules. SYN: tubular m..
- tubular m. (Tm) SYN: transport m..

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max·i·mum 'mak-s(ə-)məm n, pl max·i·ma -sə-mə or maximums
1 a) the greatest quantity or value attainable or attained
b) the period of highest, greatest, or utmost development
2) an upper limit allowed (as by a legal authority) or allowable (as by the circumstances of a particular case)
maximum adj

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max·i·mum (makґsĭ-məm) pl. maxґima [L. “greatest”] 1. the greatest possible or actual effect or quantity. 2. the acme of a disease or process. 3. largest; utmost. 4. Pirquet's term for the greatest quantity of food an organism can digest.

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