Glomerulus

Glomerulus (gloh-MEHR-yoo-lus): (Plural: glomeruli) A tiny set of looping blood vessels in the kidney where blood is filtered.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Glomerulus: A tuft of capillaries within the kidney that filters blood in order to form urine. Normally, each kidney has approximately 1 million glomeruli.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)2

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ neptune/ Learn-More
  2. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ vcrc/ Patients-Info/ Terms

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