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a man who uses a bow; an archer. The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen. (Jer. Iv. 29) Bowman's root.

(Science: botany) see indian physic, under indian.

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Kidneys and permeability to urea

The Bowman's capsule is obviously permeable to let urea out of the blood and into the nephron, and then a significant proportion is reabsorbed in the PCT which is also permeable. The thin sections of both the ascending and descending ...

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by Babybel56
Wed May 11, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Kidneys and permeability to urea
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Glomerulus is the capillary network that is formed by the afferent arteriole. Bowman's capsule is like a cup that holds this capillary network. Bowman's capsule filters the blood of the glomerulus. Here this pic might help you understand the difference between ...

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by Adz795
Sat May 07, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: glomerulus
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Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis as a sequela of SSD

... out primary urine, which then travels into the renal system. My only guess is that urine is now "trapped" between the glomerulus and the Bowman's Capsule (e.g. trapped in the glomerular space) - Making it unable to be processed - And resulting in either simply the dysfunction of the renal ...

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by Jokerstyle
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis as a sequela of SSD
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Views: 3389

How does the glomerulus filter protein?

When protein is being filtered out of the blood, how do the solutes and the plasma diffuse through to Bowman's capsule?

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by zerobladex
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: How does the glomerulus filter protein?
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... about the kidney online but didn't find it helpful!) 1) Increased plasma protein concentration will reduce the amount of filtrate that enters the Bowman's capsule from the glomerular capillaries. 2) Hydrostatic pressure is initiated by the heart, whereas osmotic pressure by the tissue. So, if ...

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by Maruko
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Renal
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Views: 4973
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