Throughout the body, dissolved compounds have an osmotic pressure. Because large plasma proteins cannot easily cross through the capillary walls, their effect on the osmotic pressure of the capillary interiors will, to some extent, balance out the tendency for fluid to leak out of the capillaries. In other words, the oncotic pressure tends to pull fluid into the capillaries. In conditions where plasma proteins are reduced, e.g. from being lost in the urine (proteinuria) or from malnutrition, the result of low oncotic pressure can be edema – excess fluid buildup in the tissues.
Researchers from Zhengzhou University report details of new studies and findings in the area of squamous cell carcinoma.(Report)
Feb 04, 2008; According to recent research from People's Republic of China, "Background Previous studies have shown that oncosis in malignant...