glomerulus


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glomerulus

[glə′mər·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A tuft of capillary loops projecting into the lumen of a renal corpuscle.
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Renal glomerulus surrounded by Bowman-Shumlyansky's capsule has clear borders (Fig.
Each of the kidney's nephrons has a glomerulus that filters blood.
Exposure to free radicals may also be a factor in FSGS, as the albumin leaking through the glomerulus has undergone massive oxidation.
Addition of a large polar molecule to a drug molecule makes it less likely to be reabsorbed from the renal tubules, following its filtration at the glomerulus.
To appear in urine, proteins or their fragments must be filtered at the glomerulus and bypass or otherwise avoid tubular reabsorption.
The wastes build up in the glomerulus, the part of the kidney that serves as a filter, and it becomes inflamed and scarred to the point that the kidneys lose function.
Think of the glomerulus as a ball of string stuffed inside a cup (capsule).
Across individuals the location of a given glomerulus varies by only one array position.
The next-largest immune responses were observed at the cortex and glomerulus, regions of the kidney with large blood supplies and extensive exposure to the recipient's immune system.
IgA nephropathy, the most common cause of renal failure among the primary glomerulonephritides, is characterized by deposition of IgA antibodies in the glomerulus.
By definition, patients with WHO class III have less than 50% of the volume of an individual glomerulus or less than 50% of the total number of glomeruli with endocapillary proliferation.
v]) and numbers of renal podocytes per glomerulus (N) are altered in experimental and spontaneous diabetes mellitus.