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NURS 611 Pathophysiology Exam One Study Guide Contains Exam Tested Questions with Answers (Maryville University)

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NURS 611 Pathophysiology Exam One Study Guide Contains Exam Tested Questions with Answers (Maryville University) 1. What is oncotic pressure? a. The amount of hydrostatic pressure required to oppose... the osmotic movement of water. Osmotic pressure is heavily influenced by plasma proteins. Low plasma albumin causes edema as a result of a reduction of plasma oncotic pressure. 2. Know the difference and concept of hydrostatic pressure. a. Hydrostatic pressure is the mechanical force of water pushing against cellular membranes. Hydrostatic pressure in the vascular system is the blood pressure generated in vessels by the contraction of the heart. At the arterial end of capillaries, fluid moves from the intravascular space into the interstitial space because the capillary hydrostatic pressure, which is influenced by the cardiac system, is higher than the capillary oncotic pressure. [Show More]

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