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Glomerulus

A small intertwined group of capillaries in the malpighian body; glomeruli filter blood during urine formation.A closely knitted structure of cappillaries found in vertebrate kidneys that is responsible for filtering the blood, by reabsorbing useful materials and excreting waste materials from the bloodstream and excretory organs.


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Hyper and hypo tension?

Hypotension also causes for less filtration in the glomerulus capillaries in the kidneys, since there is a lower pressure for blood to be pumped through at.

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by Gilby101
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:23 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hyper and hypo tension?
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What about breastfeeding and weak bases

... form of the drug: Weak acids: excreted faster in alkaline pH (anion form favored) Weak bases: excreted faster in acidic pH (cation form favored) Glomerulus acts as a negatively charged selective barrier promoting retention of anionic compunds. I know all this, but why does drugs that are weak ...

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by awollow
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:02 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: What about breastfeeding and weak bases
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Re: glomerulus

Thanks a lot ! :)

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by snezka18
Sat May 07, 2011 8:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: glomerulus
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Views: 5203

glomerulus

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 ...

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by Adz795
Sat May 07, 2011 4:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: glomerulus
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Views: 5203

glomerulus

I am just wondering what is the difference between bowmans capsule, is it just the capsule that has these simple cells that are around the glomerulus (the cappilaries)...I am just a bit confused why there are so many similar names while we could say that glomerulus is just glomerulus and contains ...

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by snezka18
Fri May 06, 2011 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: glomerulus
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