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Jens Randel Nyengaard & Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen

A practical method to count the number of glomeruli in the kidney as exemplified in various animal species

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Abstract

A new stereological counting method, the fractionator, is applied in several animals to count the number of glomeruli. The details of the method are described for use in a small animal (rat) and in human autopsy kidneys. When the number of glomeruli was counted in animals with a wide spectrum in body weight, it was observed that glomerular number correlates closely with body weight and kidney weight. The method is recommended for anatomical and pathological studies when a precise knowledge about the number of glomeruli is needed.

Keywords : body weight, fractionator, glomerular number, kidney, stereology

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Jens Randel Nyengaard & Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, «A practical method to count the number of glomeruli in the kidney as exemplified in various animal species», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 9 (1990), Number 2 - Proceedings of the seventh workshop on quantitative image analysis - Freiburg 90 - Dec. 1990, 243-258 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=2908.

About: Jens Randel Nyengaard

Stereological Research Laboratory, University Institute of Pathology and 2nd; University Clinic of Internal Medicine, Institute of Experimental Clinical Research, Aarhus University, Denmark

About: Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen

Stereological Research Laboratory, University Institute of Pathology and 2nd; University Clinic of Internal Medicine, Institute of Experimental Clinical Research, Aarhus University, Denmark