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glossary:hydrostatic_pressure [2007/09/15 10:55]
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 +The pressure in the circulatory system exerted by the volume of [[blood]] when it is confined in a blood vessel. The hydrostatic pressure, coupled with the osmotic pressure within a [[glossary:​capillaries|capillary]] is opposed by the hydrostatic and osmotic pressure of the surrounding [[tissue]]s. Fluids flow from the higher pressure areas to the lower pressure areas.
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