what is bowman's capsule and why it is imp?

Asked by  | 30th Apr, 2008, 04:08: PM

Expert Answer:

The Bowman's capsule is a cup-like sac at the beginning of the tubular component of a nephron in the mammalian kidney. A glomerulus is enclosed in the sac.

Filtration of blood occurs in the Bowman's capsule. It serves as a filter to remove organic wastes, excess inorganic salts, and water. Fluids from blood in the glomerulus are collected in the Bowman's capsule and further processed along the nephron to form urine. This process is known as ultrafiltration.

Answered by  | 3rd May, 2008, 12:06: PM

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