Bowman's capsule -->
glomerular capsule
medical dictionary

The expanded beginning of a nephron composed of an inner and outer layer: the visceral layer consists of podocytes which surround a tuft of capillaries (glomerulus); the parietal layer is simple squamous epithelium which becomes cuboidal at the tubular pole.

Synonyms: capsula glomeruli, Bowman's capsule, malpighian capsule, Muller's capsule.

(05 Mar 2000)

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