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Interstitial Fluid Formation and Edema by Dr. Mudassar Ali Roomi

Interstitial Fluid Formation and Edema by Dr. Mudassar Ali Roomi

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U N I TIV 
Textbook of Medical Physiology, 11th Edition
GUYTON & HALL 
Copyright © 2006 by Elsevier, Inc.
Chapter 16:
The Microcirculation and Lymphatic System
ByDr. Mudassar Ali Roomi (MBBS, M. Phil)
 
Copyright © 2006 by Elsevier, Inc.
The Microcirculation
Important in the transport of nutrients totissues.
Site of waste product removal.
Over 10 billion capillaries with surface area of 500-700 square meters perform function of solute and fluid exchange.
Figure 16-1;Guyton and Hall
 
Copyright © 2006 by Elsevier, Inc.
Structure of Capillary Wall
Composed of unicellular layer of endothelial cells surrounded by a basement membrane.
Diameter of capillaries is 4 to 9microns (um).
Solute and water move acrosscapillary wall via
intercellular cleft 
(space between cells) or by
 plasmalemma vesicles.
Figure 16-2; Guyton and Hall

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