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Pertaining to, caused by or marked by swelling.

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Fluid Shift

Would somebody please explain to me the difference between oncotic pressure and hydrostatic pressure and they relate to fluid shift in the body?

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by bionewbie
Wed May 31, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Fluid Shift
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Extracellular fluid

Well...ECF is made up protein which helps maintain oncotic pressure. It has bicarb, which is a buffer (helps regulate pH levels), it is what produces mucous in our respiratory and GI systems...ummm...it makes up our CSF (Cerebral Spinal Fluid)....Ummm.. ...

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by cardiorrhexis
Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Extracellular fluid
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