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glomerular filtrateGlomerular ultrafiltrate Nephrology Fluid filtered through the glomerular capillaries into the glomerular capsule of the renal tubules
The fluid that passes from the blood through the capillary walls of the glomeruli of the kidney. It is similar to plasma but with far less protein; urine is formed from it.
See also: filtrate
glomerular filtratea filtrate that has passed through the GLOMERULUS in the vertebrate kidney.
a liquid that has passed through a filter.
the filtrate that passes from the lumen of the glomerular capillary to the space of Bowman's capsule.
pertaining to or of the nature of a glomerulus, especially a renal glomerulus.
glomerular basement membrane
the structure located between endothelial cells of renal capillaries and the visceral epithelial cells of the glomerulus. It functions as a barrier to filtration of large molecules.
see glomerular crescent.
the acellular low-protein ultrafiltrate of plasma that passes the glomerulus.
glomerular filtration rate
varies widely depending on diet. It is the ability of the renal tubules to vary their absorbing capacity that ensures there is no great electrolyte loss during the periods of high rates of glomerular filtration.
characterized by the presence of large foam cells in glomerular tufts in dogs. They appear to have no disease significance.
in normal subjects the capillary endothelium of the glomerulus, by virtue of its fenestration, is permeable to all blood constituents except blood cells and colloids so that the glomerular filtrate has a close similarity to plasma and interstitial fluid but has a lower protein concentration than both of them.