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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The glomerular capillaries must be intact in order to clear substances from the plasma: the more their integrity is compromised by deterioration and alteration of permeability, the more the resulting glomerular filtrate will resemble plasma in its composition.
9) The slit-pores between the podocytes in the glomerular capillary wall are small enough to exclude larger proteins such as globulins from the glomerular filtrate (size-barrier).
There are many factors that can alter RBF and, thus, the rate of glomerular filtrate generation.
Transtubular leakage of glomerular filtrate in human acute renal failure.

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