A cup-like sac at the expanded beginning of a tubular component of a nephron that contains the glomerulus [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowman%27s_capsule http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/pvb ]

Synonyms: renal glomerular capsule Bowmans capsule Bowman's capsule capsula glomerularis

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Term information


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development notes

One fold of the S-shaped body gives rise to Bowman's capsule[GUDMAP]

external definition

Anatomical structure found in the kidney consisting of an expanded end of a kidney tubule surrounding a glomerulus and is the major site of filtration.[AAO]

function notes

Fluids from blood in the glomerulus are collected in the Bowman's capsule and further processed along the nephron to form urine. This process is known as ultrafiltration[WP].

has related synonym

Malphigian capsule

Bowman's capsule

capsula glomeruli

Muellerian capsule

Mueller capsule

pronephric glomerular capsule

Malpighian capsule