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- adj. Of, pertaining to a glomerulus, or affecting the glomeruli
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a. glomerulus, especially to a glomerulus of the kidney.
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- adj. of or relating to glomeruli
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FAST's technology measures the body's kidney function, known as glomerular filtration rate, or GFR, by monitoring inert markers that have been injected into a patient's bloodstream.
The serum creatinine should also be plugged into a formula that gives an estimated kidney filtration rate (called glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR) which is a much more accurate estimate of kidney function.
Renal function, as reflected by glomerular filtration rate and tubular secretion, decreases steadily with increasing age. 16 There is a 6-10 percentdecrease in renal function per decade after age 40, such that, even a healthy 70 year old male can have a 40-50percent decline of renal function. 7 Drugs which are cleared primarily by the kidneys will, therefore, take longer to be excreted.
Today, I cite an article by Sankar Navaneethan and Hans Yehnert published in the latest issue of the Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) suggesting that bariatric surgery may halt and perhaps even reverse progressive loss of renal function in severely obese patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease (glomerular filtration rate [GFR] 30 – 59 mL/min/1.73 m2).
Dr. Joel Topf, a kidney specialist in Detroit, recounts the case of a patient whose blood report flagged a measure of kidney performance called the estimated glomerular filtration rate.
He wrote a note to me, which I forwarded to the transplant center, explaining, "Since many vegans have lower (healthier) protein intake than omnivores, and NO animal protein intake, their GFRs [glomerular filtration rates, y'all - HR] will often be lower ... vegetarian and vegan diets actually improve kidney function for patients with kidney disease."
The vampire bat and shrew have an extremely high protein intake, and the glomerular filtration rate GFR is not commensurate with the large urea load to be excreted.
A high protein intake should also lead to chronic glomerular hyperfiltration; yet neither animal appears to develop progressive renal failure.
This results from the large amount of blood flow through the glomerulus, the relatively large pores (40 angstrom, an angstom is one one-hundred millionth of a centimeter) in the glomerular capillaries, and the hydrostatic pressure of the blood.
Nearly all of the water, glucose, potassium, and amino acids lost during glomerular filtration reenter the blood from the renal tubules.
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