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Plate 12.235 Kidney

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Plate 12.235 Kidney

Cat, glutaraldehyde-osmium fixation, toluidine blue stain, 1416 x.

Proximal tubule: Single layer of cuboidal cells with irregular surface. Rounded nucleus. Granular cytoplasm (see also Plate 16).

Capillary: Within the renal corpuscle. Filled with red blood cells.

Podocytes: The name given to cells of the visceral epithelium of Bowman's capsule. They have many foot- like processes (podia) resting upon the basement membrane covering the capillaries.

Bowman's space: Space between the parietal and visceral layers of Bowman's capsule in continuity with the lumen of the proximal tubules. See also Plate 234.

Renal corpuscle: Includes Bowman's capsule plus the glomerulus formed of capillaries. Also known as Malpighian body.

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