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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Using light microscopy, the volume of the glomerulus was increased, and substantial amounts of PAS and fuchsinophilic materials were present in the mesangial area.
Significant difference was observed in the value of mean diameter of glomerulus (p-value = 0.
Kidney sections of treated groups with various concentrations of BPA showed necrosis and degeneration of glomerulus with complete obliteration of bowmen's space, shrinkage of tubules and tubule lumen, loss of brush border and decrease in hematopoietic tissue.
The alleviation of podocyte damage was related to alteration in the synthesis of caspase-3, transforming growth factor-beta 1, and Wilms' tumour-1 protein in the glomerulus.
The alterations found in the kidney of fish in the present study were pycknosis (p), necrosis (N), disintegrated renal tubule (DR), vacuole (V), shrunk glomerulus (SG) etc after exposure to both concentrations (1.
Functional changes occur in the nephron at the level of the glomerulus, including glomerular hyperfiltration and hyperperfusion, before the onset of any measurable clinical changes.
To help answer that question, the researchers evaluated whether the washing process affects a small sac of capillaries in kidneys called the glomerulus.
The ideal filtration marker is a substance exclusively excreted by the kidney that is freely filtered at the glomerulus, is neither reabsorbed, metabolized, synthesized, nor secreted by the kidney, and does not influence kidney function.
Thus the minimal damage to glomerulus will be reflected by the changes in serum amylase levels.
size of renal corpuscle, micron, size of renal glomerulus, micron, diameter of proximal convoluted tubule, micron, diameter of opening of proximal convoluted tubule, micron, size of epithelial of renal tubules, micron2 and size of their nuclears, micron (2).
This region, the VAlv glomerulus, does a lot of growing when flies are young, the researchers found.
TLR2 mainly expresses in the tubulointerstitium and TLR4 was observed in the glomerulus and tubulointerstitium.