renal corpuscle

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renal corpuscle

n.
The part of a nephron that includes the glomerulus and associated Bowman's capsule. Also called Malpighian body, Malpighian corpuscle.
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Noun1.renal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephronrenal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
nephron, uriniferous tubule - any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
Bowman's capsule, capsula glomeruli, glomerular capsule - thin double membrane surrounding the glomerulus of a nephron
glomerulus - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
capsule - a structure that encloses a body part
Translations
corpúsculo renal
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Histopathological investigation: In the control and GE groups, the Malpighian corpuscles were spherical and each consists of a bunch of blood capillaries called the glomerulus, which surrounded by Bowman's capsule.
Control kidney section showed the renal corpuscles (Malpighian corpuscles) within renal cortex (C).
Organized lymphoid follicles (malpighian corpuscles) are not present.