Podocyte

Blood flows in the afferent arteriole (9) at the top, and out the efferent arteriole (11) at the bottom. Blood flows through the capillaries of the glomerulus (10), where it is filtered by pressure. The podocytes (3a and 3b, green) are wrapped around the capillaries. Blood is filtered through the slit diaphragm (or filtration slit), between the fe...
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podocyte

<pathology> Cells of the visceral epithelium that closely invest the network of glomerular capillaries in the kidney. ... most of the cell body is not in contact with the basal lamina, but is separated from it by trabeculae that branch to give rise to club shaped protrusions, known as pedicels, interdigitating with similar processes on adjace...
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podocyte

(from the article `renal system`) ...owing to its relatively high content of sialic and aspartic acids. Also present are glycosaminoglycans, such as heparin sulfate. The third, ...
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podocyte

(pod┬┤o-sīt) an epithelial cell of the visceral layer of a renal glomerulus, having a number of footlike radiating processes (pedicles).
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Podocyte

Podocyte: A cell with branching tentacle-shaped extensions that constitutes the barrier through which blood is filtered in the glomerulus of the kidney. From the Greek pod- (foot) + -cyte (cell).
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podocyte

Type: Term Pronunciation: pod′ō-sīt Definitions: 1. The modified epithelial cell of the visceral layer of glomerular capsule in the renal corpuscle, attached to the outer surface of the glomerular capillary basement membrane by cytoplasmic foot processes (pedicels); believed to play a role in the ultrafiltration of blood. &n...
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