Bowman's Capsule

The Bowman's capsule is an expansion at the closed end of a renal tubule. A kidney's renal corpuscle is composed of tangled clusters of blood capillaries, called a glomerulus, and a thin-walled, saclike structure called the Bowman's capsule, which surrounds the glomerulus. The Bowman's capsule is composed of two layers of cells: an inner layer that closely covers the glomerulus, and an outer layer that is continuous with the inner layer and with the wall of the renal tubule. The renal tubule ...

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    Full Bowman's Capsule Description

    [Continued from above] . . . leads away from the Bowman's capsule and becomes highly coiled.