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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 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, 10 June 2017 See More

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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

Dictionary Entries Near glomerular

Cite this Entry

“Glomerular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glomerular. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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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