glomerular

adjective
glo·​mer·​u·​lar | \ glə-ˈmer-(y)ə-lər How to pronounce glomerular (audio) , glō- \

Definition of glomerular

: of, relating to, or produced by a glomerulus glomerular nephritis glomerular capillaries

Examples of glomerular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Different patterns of glomerular activation are known to generate the sensation of specific odors. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, "The Brain Interprets Smell like the Notes of a Song," 18 June 2020 The test, known as glomerular filtrate rate, or GFR, in essence tells doctors how well the kidneys are working to filter waste from the body. NBC News, "Medical treatment often comes with racial bias. Here's how some are trying to fix it.," 16 June 2020 This is determined by a blood test for creatinine and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Howard Lewine, sun-sentinel.com, "Stay on Coumadin or switch to a new blood thinner?," 14 Aug. 2019 The disease, formally called Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), damages blood vessels in the kidney and skin often leading to kidney failure and skin sores and cuts, according to Vets4Pets. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "What Is Alabama Rot? Here's Everything Pet Owners Need to Know About the Deadly Dog Disease," 10 Mar. 2018 The Department of Veterans Affairs database includes information on glomerular filtration rate, or G.F.R., a measure of kidney function. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Air Pollution Tied to Kidney Disease," 21 Sep. 2017 This is likely caused by antibody-drug binding, which hampers glomerular filtration of drugs by the kidneys and shields drugs from metabolic destruction. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Heroin vaccine works in monkeys, being readied for human testing," 10 June 2017

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First Known Use of glomerular

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Glomerular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glomerular. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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glomerular

adjective
glo·​mer·​u·​lar | \ glə-ˈmer-(y)ə-lər, glō- How to pronounce glomerular (audio) \

Medical Definition of glomerular

: of, relating to, or produced by a glomerulus glomerular nephritis glomerular capillaries

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