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Bowman's capsule


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The cup-shaped end of a kidney nephron. Its epithelium contains podocytes, which facilitate the passage of glomerular filtrate from the blood into the nephron. It is named after its discoverer, the British physician Sir William Bowman (1816–92).

Subjects: Chemistry.


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