glomerulus

Type: Term Pronunciation: glō-mer′yū-lŭs, -ū-lī Definitions: 1. A plexus of capillaries. 2. A tuft formed of capillary loops at the beginning of each nephric tubule in the kidney; this tuft, with its capsule constitutes the corpusculum renis (renal corpuscle). 3. The twisted secretory portion of a sweat gland. 4. A cl...
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glomerulus

[n] - a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body
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glomerulus

a tiny set of looping blood vessels in the kidney where the blood is filtered and waste products are removed.
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glomerulus

Tuft or a cluster, as of a plexus of capillary blood vessels or nerve fibers, e. g. capillaries of the filtration apparatus of the kidney.
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glomerulus

A group of intricate capillaries in the kidney
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Glomerulus

Glomerulus: 1.In the kidney, a tiny ball-shaped structure composed of capillary blood vessels actively involved in the filtration of the blood to form urine. The glomerulus is one of the key structures that make up the nephron, the functional unit of the kidney. 2. In the olfactory bulb, an anatomically discrete module receiving input from an olfac...
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Glomerulus

Glo·mer'u·lus noun ; plural Glomeruli . [ New Latin , dim. of Latin glomus . See 3d Glome .] (Anat.) The bunch of looped capillary blood vessels in a Malpighian capsule of the kidney.
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glomerulus

<anatomy, nephrology> One of the structures which comprise the nephron (functional unit) in the kidney. The glomerulus is composed of capillary blood vessels which are actively involved in the filtration of the blood. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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glomerulus

noun a small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; it filters the blood during urine formation
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glomerulus

(glo-mer´u-lәs) pl. glomer´uli Latin word meaning small tuft or cluster. In anatomy, it is used to name such a structure, such as one made up of a mass of capillaries. adj., glomer´ular., adj. renal glomerulus a network of tufts of blood vessels within the kidney. It is encl...
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Glomerulus

• (n.) The bunch of looped capillary blood vessels in a Malpighian capsule of the kidney.
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glomerulus

(from the article `renal system`) ...into a double-walled cuplike structure at one end. This structure, called the renal corpuscular capsule, or Bowman`s capsule, encloses a cluster ... ...is still being carried out via the placental circulation and the maternal kidneys, and this dependence is abruptly curtailed. Kidney function is ... ...
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glomerulus

glomerulus (s), glomeruli (pl) 1.In the kidney, a tiny ball-shaped structure composed of capillary blood vessels actively involved in the filtration of the blood to form urine. The glomerulus is one of the key structures that make up the nephron, the functional unit of the kidney. 2. In the olfactory bulb, an anatomically discrete module receiv......
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Glomerulus

A tiny set of blood vessels in the nephron.
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Glomerulus

The glomerulus is the main filter of the nephron and is located within the Bowman's capsule. The glomerulus resembles a twisted mass of tiny tubes through which the blood passes. The glomerulus is semipermeable, allowing water and soluble wastes to pass through and be excreted out of the Bowman' s capsule as urine. The filtered blood passes out of ...
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glomerulus

Latin glomerare = to roll up, from glomus = a ball of thread (cf. conglomeration).
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glomerulus

(glo-mer;yuu-lus) A coiled tuft of capillaries surrounded by the glomerular capsule that filtrates urine from the blood.
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glomerulus

(glo-mer;yuu-lus) A coiled tuft of capillaries surrounded by the glomerular capsule that filtrates urine from the blood.
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glomerulus

A tangle of capillaries that makes up part of the nephron; the site of
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Glomerulus

[olfaction] The glomerulus (plural glomeruli) is a spherical structure located in the olfactory bulb of the brain where synapses form between the terminals of the olfactory nerve and the dendrites of mitral, periglomerular and tufted cells. Each glomerulus is surrounded by a heterogeneous population of juxtaglomerular neurons (that include ...
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Glomerulus

[kidney] In the kidney, a tubular structure called the nephron filters blood to form urine. At the beginning of the nephron, the renal glomerulus is a network (tuft) of capillaries that performs the first step of filtering blood. The glomerulus is surrounded by Bowman`s capsule. The blood plasma is filtered through the capillaries of the gl...
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Glomerulus

A tangle of capillaries that makes up part of the nephron; the site of filtration.
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glomerulus

The microscopic functional unit of the kidney. Disease of the glomeruli causes protein to leak into the urine.
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Glomerulus

[cerebellum] ==Function== The cerebellar glomeruli are the first `processing station` for afferent nerve fibers entering the cerebellum. Input comes from the mossy fibers, which terminate here and synapse with the Golgi and granule cell fibers. The Golgi cells regulate the glomeruli with inhibitory signals, while information is passed on to...
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glomerulus

a tiny set of looping blood vessels in the kidney where the blood is filtered and waste products are
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