Normal Glomerulus

- The glomerulus is a network of capillaries supported by matrix of mesangium. 

- This tuft is surrounded by a layer of flat cells that forms something like a tapestry that envelope it: the visceral epithelial cells or podocytes. The network of capillaries, the mesangium, and the podocytes form the glomerular tuft. 

- This glomerular tuft is contained in the Bowman's capsule; this is formed by a basement membrane and a flat epithelium: parietal epithelial cells. Between the Bowman’s capsule and the tuft is the Bowman’s space, which, in vivo, is a narrow space where parietal and visceral cells are almost united each other.

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