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 MP:0002828 ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition

A cup-like sac at the expanded beginning of a tubular component of a nephron that contains the glomerulus

depicted by

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

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 exact synonym

renal glomerular capsule

Bowmans capsule

Bowman's capsule

capsula glomerularis

has related synonym

Malphigian capsule

Bowman's capsule

capsula glomeruli

Muellerian capsule

Mueller capsule

pronephric glomerular capsule

Malpighian capsule

id

UBERON:0001230