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glo·mer·u·lus

 (glō-mĕr′yə-ləs)
n. pl. glo·mer·u·li (-lī′)
1. A small cluster or mass of blood vessels or nerve fibers.
2. A tuft of capillaries situated within a Bowman's capsule at the end of a renal tubule in the vertebrate kidney that filters waste products from the blood and thus initiates urine formation.

[New Latin, diminutive of Latin glomus, glomer-, ball.]

glomerulus

(ɡlɒˈmɛrʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (Anatomy) a knot of blood vessels in the kidney projecting into the capsular end of a urine-secreting tubule
2. (Anatomy) any cluster or coil of blood vessels, nerve fibres, etc, in the body
[C18: from New Latin, diminutive of glomus ball]
gloˈmerular adj

glo•mer•u•lus

(gloʊˈmɛr yə ləs, glə-)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
any compact cluster of nerves or capillaries, esp. a cluster of capillaries in the nephron of the kidney that acts as a filter of the blood.
[1855–60; < New Latin, = Latin glomer-, s. of glomus ball-shaped mass + -ulus -ule]

glomerulus

A convoluted mass of blood-filtering capillaries in a nephron. See kidney, nephron, tubule.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glomerulus - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
capillary vessel, capillary - any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
Translations

glomerulus

[glɒˈmɛrʊləs] nglomerulo

glo·mer·u·lus

n. L. glomérulo, colección de capilares en forma de bola pequeña localizados en el riñón.
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Glomerular lesion with increase of mesangial matrix in the glomerulus and glycogenic vacuolization in the tubular epithelium were identified in the 5th week after N-isopropylacrylamide exposure and as 6th week after acrylic acid exposure (Fig.
The use of a renal biopsy light microscope indicated one abandoned glomerulus out of the 37 glomeruli obtained from the kidney biopsy samples.
Where non-proliferative pattern is characterized by the form of GN in which the number of cells per glomerulus are not increased or the total number of cells remain the same.
Objective: Membranous nephropathy (MN) is a paradigm of organ-specific autoimmune disease which affects the kidney glomerulus, resulting in the formation of immune deposits, complement-mediated proteinuria, and renal failure.
Cortex of the renal sections of group A contained renal corpuscles which appeared as dense round structures comprising of glomerulus housed within double layered Bowman's capsule lined by simple flattened epithelial cells with flattened nuclei.
Immunofluorescence studies revealed granular deposition of IgG, IgA, IgM, C3, and C1q in the capillary wall of the glomerulus, indicative of membranous nephropathy, suggestive of class V lupus nephritis with no chronicity.
Kidney anomalies included obliteration of bowmen's space, shrinkage and degeneration of tubules and glomerulus.
Objective: To evaluate the effects on filtration membrane of glomerulus after islet transplantation in a rat model of streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) Glomerulus with nodularity, mesangial hypercellularity, and increased mesangial matrix; no crescents were identified (H&E 200x).
About one quarter of nephrotic syndrome cases are caused by focal segmental glomerulosclerosis - scar tissue in the filtering unit of the kidney, called the glomerulus.
Within the nephron, the glomerulus is the portion most frequently affected by lupus.
Similarly, a number of changes such as, pycknosis, necrosis, disintegrated renal tubule, vacuole, shrunk glomerulus etc were observed in the kidney exposed to both concentrations.