glomerular filtration barrier


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Related to glomerular filtration barrier: Bowman's capsule, urinary space, Glomerular capillaries

glomerular filtration barrier

The structure of the renal glomerulus that prevents the loss of proteins in the urine, thereby preserving albumin and globulins in the plasma instead of letting them leach into the urine.
See also: barrier
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Genetics of nephrotic syndrome: new insights into molecules acting at the glomerular filtration barrier.