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What is the difference between oncotic and hydrostatic pressure?

‚ÄčThis is a tricky topic for many people!Essentially, hydrostatic pressure pushes out while osmotic pressure pulls in. In the capillaries hydrostatic pressure increases filtration by pushing fluid and solute OUT of the capillaries, while capillary oncotic pressure (also known as colloid osmotic pressure) pulls fluid into the capillaries and/or prevents fluid from leaving. Hydrostatic pressure […]

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