A capillary tuft which forms a close network with the visceral epithelium (podocytes) and the mesangium to form the filtration barrier and is surrounded by Bowman's capsule in nephrons of the vertebrate kidney[GO]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glomerulus ]

Synonyms: renal glomeruli

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Term information

Subsets

efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

created by

Melissa Haendel

creation date

2009-06-18T09:26:37Z

depicted by

Renal:corpuscle.svg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Gray1130.svg

external ontology notes

ZFA - The multi-tissue structure where the glomerular basement membrane supported by mesonephric podocytes filters blood from the glomerular capillaries. GUDMAP: 'Together, the Bowman's capsule and the glomerulus comprise the definitive renal corpuscle.' - here the glomerulus is part of the capsule?

has broad synonym

glomerulus

has related synonym

glomerulus renis
glomerular capillary tuft
Malphigian glomerulus
glomerular tuft
renal corpuscle
Malpighian glomerulus
Malpighian tuft

id

UBERON:0000074