Which of the following factor is affected mainly by the concentration of plasma proteins in blood?
e. All pressures are equally affected.
Choose an option and explain.
The plasma proteins suspended in the blood cannot move across the semipermeable capillary membrane, and so blood has a higher colloidal concentration and lower water concentration than tissue fluid. The pressure created by these plasma proteins in the blood is called the Blood Colloidal Osmotic Pressure (BCOP).
Answer and Explanation: 1
The answer to the question lies in the definition of the options provided. So, going by the options:
- Blood hydrostatic pressure (BHP) is the pressure...
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fromChapter 20 / Lesson 6
This lesson describes blood plasma and discusses its components and function.