mesangium


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mesangium

 [mes-an´je-um]
the thin membrane supporting the capillary loops in renal glomeruli. adj., adj mesan´gial.

mes·an·gi·um

(mes-an'jē-ŭm),
A central part of the renal glomerulus between capillaries; mesangial cells are phagocytic and for the most part separated from capillary lumina by endothelial cells.
[mes- + G. angeion, vessel]

mesangium

/mes·an·gi·um/ (mes-an´je-um) the thin membrane supporting the capillary loops in renal glomeruli.mesan´gial

mesangium

[mesan′jē·əm]
a cellular network in the renal glomerulus that helps support the capillary loops. The mesangial cells are phagocytic and frequently contain macromolecules or inflammatory agents that may aid in diagnosis of a kidney disorder when examined in a laboratory.

mes·an·gi·um

(mes-an'jē-ŭm)
A central part of the renal glomerulus between capillaries; mesangial cells are phagocytic and for the most part separated from the capillary lumina by endothelial cells.
[mes- + G. angeion, vessel]

mesangium

the thin membrane in the form of a central matrix supporting the capillary loops in renal glomeruli.
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