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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Glomerular status, number of glomeruli per core, and any evidence of glomerular sclerosis
The compensatory hypertrophy of glomeruli accompanying with the decreased density might explain the relationship between congenital low nephron numbers with postnatal hypertension and kidney disease.
On light microscopy, a good morphologic method to demonstrate Fabry deposits is to use tissues fixed in glutaraldehyde, embedded in Epon, and stained with toluidine blue dye, which yields dark blue cytoplasmic inclusions in glomeruli, tubules, and arteries (Figure 2, A through D).
The filtration function of the kidneys is measured by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), the rate at which blood is passed through the glomeruli, the small blood vessel filters in the kidneys.
Glomerulonephritis (GN) represents several kidney diseases characterized by the inflammation of the functional part of the kidney called the glomeruli or endothelium of the small blood vessels in the kidneys.
The light microscopy examination of the biopsy sample showed mesangial hypercellularity at the glomerular baseline and segmental sclerosis in a few glomeruli (Figure 1c).
C3G is reportedly a severe kidney disease characterised by deposits of proteins from the body's complement system into and around the kidney's filtration units, the glomeruli.
immune complex crescentic GN with granular staining of glomeruli for immunoglobulins or complement, and 3.
CsA causes nephrotoxicity which is characterised by arteriolar hyalinization, shrunken glomeruli and stripped tubular necrosis.
Type VII collagen is usually not present in normal glomeruli.