Malpighi


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Mal·pi·ghi

(măl-pē′gē, mäl-), Marcello 1628-1694.
Italian anatomist who pioneered the use of a microscope in the study of anatomy and discovered the capillary system.
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1674: Unaware Swammerdam and Malpighi, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch linen-draper-turned-microscopist, provides a more precise description of red blood cells, approximating their size to 25,000 times smaller than a fine grain of sand.
As a result, Malpighi can no longer be construed simply as a Cartesian mechanist whose views were shaped by his teacher Giovanni Borelli.
Our knowledge about the lungs has come a long way during the more than 300 years since Malpighi, Willis, and Harvey.
Fu proprio Malpighi a fine secolo ad esprimere un pronunciamento chiaro contro la medicina empirica, ancora praticata e insegnata nelle universita.
Per la costruzione della griglia oltre ad utilizzare i risultati dei 2 lavori precedentemente descritti sono state utilizzate le griglie messe a disposizione dal centro Studi EBN de Policlinico Sant'Orsola Malpighi (Bologna).
En los cortes histologicos de corteza renal se procedio a medir el diametro de los glomerulos y de los corpusculos de Malpighi de cabras controles e intoxicadas, a fines de estimar -por diferencia entre ambos- la amplitud del espacio de Bowman.
Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694), one of the first microscopists and the founder of histology, described capillaries, glomerular tufts of the kidneys, and the Malpighian bodies of the spleen.
Robert Hooke (1635-1703) later used the microscope to document the existence of "little boxes," or cells, in vegetables and inspired the works of later histologists; but some of the greatest contributions to medical science came from Italian microscopist, Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694).