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Published on Mar 25, 2012
Professor Fink reviews the 3 major factors that can lead to edema & dehydration: Blood Pressure, Plasma Protein Concentration & Lymphatic Circulation. Professor Fink analyzes the 2 major factors that affect movement of water across the capillary walls (the Net Filtration Pressure): Capillary Hydrostatic (Blood) Pressure and Plasma Colloid Osmotic Pressure. Reference is made to hypertension, hypotension, liver disease (including hepatitis, cirrhosis & kwashiorkor), ascites, and lymphedema (including elephantiasis & radical mastectomy).
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