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  • noun Plural of glomerulus.

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  • noun Plural form of glomerulus.
  • noun That which is affected by glomerular nephropathies


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  • —This contains numerous spheroidal reticulated enlargements, termed glomeruli, produced by the branching and arborization of the processes of the olfactory nerve fibres with the descending dendrites of the mitral cells.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon 1918

  • The “particles,” I explained, were the protein in her urine, which had been allowed to flow through her damaged glomeruli, the little filtration units in every nephron of the kidney.

    After the Diagnosis MD Julian Seifter 2010

  • Exceptions are membranes of capillaries and kidney glomeruli that have relatively large pores (about 40Å) that allow molecules up to a molecular weight of about 50,000 (molecules slightly smaller than albumen which has a molecular weight of 60,000) to pass through.

    Absorption of toxicants 2008

  • In the bulb, the axons of olfactory sensory neurons synapse in about 2,000 spherical structures, called glomeruli.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography 2005

  • Different OR probes labeled different glomeruli and those glomeruli had virtually identical locations in different individuals.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography 2005

  • As I discussed in my Nobel Lecture, the segregation of OR inputs in different glomeruli and neurons in the bulb gives way in the cortex to a complex array of OR inputs in which signals from different ORs partially overlap and single cortical neurons appear to receive signals from combinations of different ORs.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography 2005

  • These studies indicated that while thousands of neurons expressing the same OR are highly dispersed in the epithelium, their axons all converge in a few specific olfactory bulb glomeruli.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography 2005

  • Kerry how many sections separated different labeled glomeruli in different bulbs.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography 2005

  • The result is a stereotyped map of OR inputs in which signals derived from different ORs are segregated in different glomeruli and in the bulb projection neurons whose dendrites innervate those glomeruli.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography 2005

  • Using probes that recognized single OR genes rather than subfamilies of related OR genes, we found that each probe labeled OR mRNAs in sensory axons that were confined to one or a few glomeruli at only two sites, one on either side of the bulb.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography 2005


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