oncotic


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on·cot·ic

a. oncótico-a, rel. a una tumefacción o la causa de ésta.
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This process has been traditionally defined since Starling first described the basic forces regulating fluid migration, with hydrostatic forces favoring the crossing of the fluid to alveolar spaces and interstitial oncotic pressures supporting retention of the fluid in the interstitial spaces.
The precise mechanism of injury is not fully understood, but involves direct injury from formation of intracellular and extracellular ice crystals, subsequent intracellular dehydration due to increased oncotic pressure, and reperfusion injury during tissue warming.
This is likely related to the significant haemodynamic changes which occur in the postpartum period, including 65% increase in cardiac output, acute blood loss at delivery and a decrease in plasma protein oncotic pressure, which may exacerbate symptoms in patients with underlying cardiovascular or pulmonary dysfunction.
Increased vascular permeability encountered in sepsis leads to loss of albumin in the interstitial space, thereby reducing vascular oncotic pressure and contributing to the altered fluid compartmental distribution and slow vascular refilling19.
Histological changes in TC are characterized by moderately increased production of extracellular matrix, mild neutrophil infiltration and disorganization of contractile and cytoskeletal proteins but not by apoptotic or oncotic cell death (29).
The fluid in the tunica vaginalis is kept in balance by the osmotic pressure, the colloid oncotic pressure of the blood.
It is also responsible for the normal colloid oncotic pressure and therefore severe hypoalbuminemia causes generalized edema.
1998) reported that blood hyper viscosity, elevation in oncotic pressure, vasculitis and platelet dysfunction were important in pathogenesis of ocular bleeding observed in dogs.
These observations suggest that PEG protective effects are not only related to its known role as an oncotic support but also related to its pharmacological properties.
The aim of massive transfusion is to replace the volume lost, provide hemostasis, and correct the O2 carrying capacity and plasma oncotic pressure.
Drinking plenty of fluids and limiting salt intake keeps your kidneys healthy and also decreases the oncotic (inside the vessel) pressure of the blood.
HDP is prone to peripheral edema while the intravascular volume is paradoxically insufficient due to increased capillary permeability and decreased oncotic pressure.