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.
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The glomerular filtrate is derived from the plasma portion of whole blood.
Thus, almost 20% of the plasma passing through the glomerulus becomes glomerular filtrate in the average adult.
Therefore, for adequate filtration to occur, an NFP of approximately 17 mmHg is required to produce approximately 125 ml/min of glomerular filtrate.
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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