Bowman, Sir William

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Bowman, Sir William

Brit. anatomist, physiologist, and ophthalmologist, 1816–1892.

Bowman capsule

Part of the renal corpuscle. It consists of a visceral layer of podocytes closely applied to the glomerulus and an outer parietal layer.
Synonym: glomerular capsule See: kidney for illus

Bowman gland

Any of the olfactory glands, or branched tubuloalveolar glands located in the lamina propria of the olfactory membrane. Mucus from these glands keeps the olfactory surface moist.

Bowman lamina

Bowman membrane.

Bowman membrane

The thin homogeneous membrane separating the corneal epithelium from the corneal substance. Synonym: anterior elastic lamina; Bowman lamina
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Sir William, English ophthalmologist, anatomist, and physiologist, 1816-1892.
Bowman capsule - the expanded beginning of a nephron. Synonym(s): glomerular capsule
Bowman disk - disk resulting from transverse segmentation of striated muscular fiber treated with weak acids, certain alkaline solutions, or freezing.
Bowman eye knife
Bowman gland
Bowman iris needle
Bowman iris scissors
Bowman lacrimal dilator
Bowman lacrimal probe
Bowman membrane - Synonym(s): anterior limiting layer of cornea
Bowman muscle - Synonym(s): ciliary muscle
Bowman probe - a double-ended probe for the lacrimal duct.
Bowman space - the slitlike space between the visceral and parietal layers of the capsule of the renal corpuscle. Synonym(s): capsular space
Bowman strabismus scissors
Bowman theory - that urine is formed by passive filtration through the glomeruli and secretion by the epithelium of the tubules.
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