glomerule


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glo·mer·u·lus

, pl.

glo·mer·u·li

(glō-mer'yū-lŭs, -ū-lī),
1. A plexus of capillaries.
2. A tuft formed of capillary loops at the beginning of each nephric tubule in the kidney; this tuft, with its capsule constitutes the corpusculum renis (renal corpuscle). Synonym(s): malpighian glomerulus, malpighian tuft
3. The twisted secretory portion of a sweat gland.
4. A cluster of dendritic ramifications and axon terminals forming a complex synaptic relationship and surrounded by a glial sheath.
Synonym(s): glomerule
[Mod. L. dim. of L. glomus, a ball of yarn]

glomerule

(glŏm′ə-ro͞ol′, glŏm′yə-)
n.
1. Botany A dense compact cluster of flowers.
2. Anatomy A glomerulus.

glo·mer′u·late (glō-mĕr′yə-lĭt) adj.

glo·mer·u·lus

, pl. glomeruli (glō-meryū-lŭs, -lī)
1. A plexus of capillaries.
2. A tuft formed of capillary loops at the beginning of each nephric tubule in the kidney; this tuft with its capsule constitutes the renal corpusculum (malpighian body).
3. The twisted secretory portion of a sweat gland.
4. A cluster of dendritic ramifications and axon terminals forming a complex synaptic relationship and surrounded by a glial sheath.
Synonym(s): Bowman capsule, glomerule.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. glomus, a ball of yarn]

glo·mer·u·lus

, pl. glomeruli (glō-meryū-lŭs, -lī)
1. A plexus of capillaries.
2. A tuft formed of capillary loops at the beginning of each nephric tubule in the kidney.
3. The twisted secretory portion of a sweat gland.
Synonym(s): Bowman capsule.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. glomus, a ball of yarn]
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With administration of PDTC, NF-[kappa]B inhibitor, during 10 weeks following STZ injection, persistence of capillary irregularity in a part of glomerules and tubular damage seen in a lesser extent indicates that, PDTC partially inhibits the tubular damage.
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As a result of renal biopsy, increased matrix in the mesangial area, moderate cellular increase, polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PNL) infiltration, mild PNL infiltration in the tubulointerstitial area, mild thickenning in the arterial and arteriolar walls and closing in the capillary loops were observed in a total of 21 glomerules.
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