glomerular filtrate

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glomerular filtrate

Glomerular ultrafiltrate Nephrology Fluid filtered through the glomerular capillaries into the glomerular capsule of the renal tubules

glomerular filtrate

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 filtrate

a filtrate that has passed through the GLOMERULUS in the vertebrate kidney.


a liquid that has passed through a filter.

glomerular filtrate
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.
glomerular capsule
Bowman's capsule.
glomerular crescent
see glomerular crescent.
glomerular filtrate
the acellular low-protein ultrafiltrate of plasma that passes the glomerulus.
glomerular filtration
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.
glomerular lipidosis
characterized by the presence of large foam cells in glomerular tufts in dogs. They appear to have no disease significance.
glomerular permeability
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.
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Therefore, for adequate filtration to occur, an NFP of approximately 17 mmHg is required to produce approximately 125 ml/min of glomerular filtrate.
GFR decreases as glomerular filtrate outflow from the tubule is obstructed and the pressure of the increased filtrate volume in the Bowman's space opposes the forces favoring filtration.
In order for adequate solute and water removal to occur, glomerular filtrate must be generated at a constant rate.
Through reabsorption, what part of the glomerular filtrate is returned to the blood stream and where does the majority of the reabsorption occur?

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