glomerulus


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Related to glomerulus: Proximal convoluted tubule, Collecting duct

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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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.
Diabetic nephropathy is a disease of the kidney glomerulus and one of the most significant complications in terms of mortality and morbidity for patients with diabetes.
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.
com/prnh/20130307/600769 Diabetic nephropathy is a disease of the kidney glomerulus, which is caused by high blood sugar.
Diabetes damages not only the small blood vessels in the glomerulus, but also something called the mesangium, which helps support the glomerulus.
The absence of monoclonal free light chains in the urine can be explained by the trapping of the monoclonal light chain in the glomerulus without their being released in the urine.
The eccrine sweat gland's function is similar to that of a kidney glomerulus and tubule, responding to the same hormonal stimuli.
Structural changes of FSGS include sclerosis of the glomerulus, podocyte erosion, and deposition of extracellular matrix in the mesangial tissue which become solidified.
However, it also prevents elimination, as drugs filtered at the glomerulus can freely cross back into the plasma from the urinary filtrate.
Podocyte cells surround the capillaries of the glomerulus and filter through slits between the foot processes.