Bowman's capsule


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Bow·man's capsule

 (bō′mənz)
n.
A double-walled, cup-shaped structure around the glomerulus of each nephron of the vertebrate kidney. It serves as a filter to remove organic wastes, excess inorganic salts, and water.

[After Sir William Bowman (1816-1892), British surgeon.]

Bow′man's cap′sule

(ˈboʊ mənz)
n.
a membranous, double-walled capsule surrounding a glomerulus of a nephron.
[1880–85; after Sir William Bowman (1816–92), English surgeon]

Bowman's capsule

(or glomerular capsule) Part of a nephron in a kidney: a little cup surrounding a glomerulus. See glomerulus, kidney, nephron.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bowman's capsule - thin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron
malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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Intraglomerular Bowman's capsule dilatation and edema are noted without evidence of glomerular and/or epithelial cell damage in proximal tubules.
Inflammatory cells infiltrated the Bowman's capsule, immunoglobulins G and C3 deposits were evident along the basement membrane and in subepithelial spaces; haematic dross and cellular cylinders were detected in tubular lumens.
Rosmarinic acid significantly decreased focal glomerular necrosis, dilatation of Bowman's capsule, degeneration of tubular epithelium, necrosis in tubular epithelium, and tubular dilatation.
Though the origin of these crescentic lesions remains controversial, recent studies have clarified that not only inflammatory cells, but also intrinsic glomerular epithelial cells (i.e., parietal epithelial cells of Bowman's capsule (PECs) and glomerular epithelial cells or podocytes) contribute to the development of these crescents [2].
Cr (VI) induced necrosis in tubular epithelium, pycnotic nuclei in the hematopoietic tissue, narrowing of the tubular lumen and expansion of spaces inside the Bowman's capsule (Ahmad et al., 2006; Velmurugan et al., 2007; Ashish and Banalata, 2008; Pedro and Alicia, 2008; Lushchak et al., 2008; Mishra and Mohanty, 2009; Sannadurgappa and Aladakatti, 2010).