glomerular filtration rate


glomerular filtration rate
measurement of the kidneys' waste filtration and removal, GFR (Medicine)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • glomerular filtration rate — (GFR) the quantity of glomerular filtrate formed per unit time in all nephrons of both kidneys, equal to the inulin clearance; usually measured clinically by the endogenous creatinine clearance …   Medical dictionary

  • glomerular filtration rate — (GFR) the rate at which substances are filtered from the blood of the glomeruli into the Bowman s capsules of the nephron. It is calculated by measuring the clearance of specific substances (e.g. creatinine) and is an index of renal function …   Medical dictionary

  • glomerular filtration rate — GFR the rate at which substances are filtered from the blood of the glomeruli into the Bowman s capsules of the nephrons. It is calculated by measuring the clearance of specific substances (e.g. creatinine) and is an index of renal function. See …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • single nephron glomerular filtration rate — (SNGFR) the estimated glomerular filtration rate for a single nephron, the product of the surface area for filtration and the average of values along the length of a glomerular capillary …   Medical dictionary

  • Filtration fraction — In renal physiology, the filtration fraction is the ratio of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to the renal plasma flow (RPF). RPF = 1 hematocrit(renal blood flow) Filtration Fraction = GFR/(1 hematocrit)RBF The filtration fraction therefore… …   Wikipedia

  • filtration fraction — the portion of the plasma that is filtered through the renal glomerular capillary membrane, calculated as the fraction of total glomerular filtration rate divided by total renal blood flow …   Medical dictionary

  • rate — 1. A record of the measurement of an event or process in terms of its relation to some fixed standard; measurement is expressed as the ratio of one quantity to another ( e.g., velocity, distance per unit …   Medical dictionary

  • Índice de filtrado glomerular — El Índice o tasa de filtrado glomerular (IFG o GFR por sus siglas en inglés: Glomerular Filtration Rate) es el volumen de fluido filtrado por unidad de tiempo desde los capilares glomerulares renales hacia el interior de la cápsula de Bowman.[1]… …   Wikipedia Español

  • GFR — • glomerular filtration rate …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Renal function — Diagram showing the basic physiologic mechanisms of the kidney Renal function, in nephrology, is an indication of the state of the kidney and its role in renal physiology. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) describes the flow rate of filtered fluid …   Wikipedia


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