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Renal corpuscle, thin section

stratum corneumstratum granulosumstratum spinosumcapillaryvenulemelanocyte?stratum basaledermisblood vesselulymphocyte infiltrateblood vesselblood vesselvesselblood vesselvesselnervearteryveinblood vesselblood vesselblood vesselblood vesselfibrous connective tissueadipocyteadipocyteadipose tissuenerveblood vesselThis 1µm section provides higher resolution than a routine 5-10µm section.

In this specimen, the various glomerular cell types can be distinguished by their relationships with capillary lumens, Bowman's space, and the filtration membrane, as well as by the appearances of their nuclei..

Cell identification (see below for a labelled image): 

 

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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  2 September 2003 / dgk