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Guided Learning: Microvascular Fluid Exchange

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Guided Learning

  1. What is the role of fluid filtration, fluid reabsorption and lymphatic flow in balancing fluid exchange between intravascular and extravascular compartments?
  2. How do changes in tissue (interstitial) and plasma hydrostatic and oncotic pressures, and the net driving force, affect the direction of transcapillary fluid movement?
  3. What determines the rate of fluid movement across capillaries for a net driving force of hydrostatic and oncotic pressures?
  4. How do changes in each of the following affect capillary hydrostatic pressure: arterial and venous pressures, pre- and postcapillary resistances.
  5. Why do changes in venous pressure have a greater effect on capillary pressure than changes in arterial pressure?
  6. Why does oncotic pressure (colloid osmotic pressure) rather than total osmotic pressure govern fluid exchange across the capillary?
  7. What is the significance of the reflection coefficient for proteins in terms of how it impacts the oncotic pressure generated by proteins?
  8. How does the interstitial compliance of a tissue determine how much tissue pressure rises for a given increase in interstitial volume?
  9. What can cause tissue edema?

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Revised 10/06/2023

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