Bowman's capsule

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Bow·man's capsule

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)
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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The filtrate is collected in Bowman's space and enters the tubules.
Morphometry and statistical analysis of the mean width of Bowman's space in H&E-stained sections were measured in 10 non overlapping fields for each group using "Leica Qwin 500 C" image analyzer (Cambridge, UK).
Maintaining a hydrostatic pressure of about 50 mmHg is the key to glomerular filtration, as it is needed to overcome other opposing pressures present in the glomerular capillaries and Bowman's space.
The crescents eventually obliterate Bowman's space and compress the glomerular tuft, sometimes the glomerular capillary loops were completely collapsed (Fig.