glomerular

adjective

glo·​mer·​u·​lar glə-ˈmer-(y)ə-lər How to pronounce glomerular (audio)
glō-
: of, relating to, or produced by a glomerulus
glomerular nephritis
glomerular capillaries

Examples of glomerular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Subjects had no history of chronic kidney disease and their glomerular filtration rate (the chief indicator of kidney function) ranged from early-stage kidney disease to healthy levels. Sarah Garone, Health, 14 Aug. 2023 Harvard University biology professor Venkatesh N. Murthy, who specializes in the neuroscience of olfaction and was not involved in the study, points out that there is a large body of evidence relating patterns of glomerular activation to smell perception. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, 18 June 2020 For decades, health care providers have diagnosed kidney disease with blood tests that use an equation for estimating glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR — a number that acts a proxy for how much blood the kidneys clean every minute. Brittany Trang, STAT, 22 Nov. 2022 The organization recommends two main tests: the glomerular filtration rate and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio tests. Kendall Ross, ABC News, 22 Mar. 2022 This test looks for creatinine, a waste product that can build up in your blood when your kidneys are damaged, Your doctor puts your result into a math formula to calculate your glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Hallie Levine, Health.com, 3 Jan. 2022 Different patterns of glomerular activation are known to generate the sensation of specific odors. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, 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, 16 June 2020 This is determined by a blood test for creatinine and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Howard Lewine, sun-sentinel.com, 14 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glomerular was in 1885

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“Glomerular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glomerular. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

glomerular

adjective
glo·​mer·​u·​lar glə-ˈmer-(y)ə-lər, glō- How to pronounce glomerular (audio)
: of, relating to, or produced by a glomerulus
glomerular nephritis
glomerular capillaries
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