Capillary Filtration During Standing Further Reduces Central Blood Volume

During quiet (minimum muscular movement) standing for 10 to 15 minutes, the effects of the baroreceptor reflex on the heart and arterioles are insufficient to prevent a continued decline in arterial pressure. The decline in arterial pressure is caused by a steady loss of plasma volume, as fluid filters out of capillaries of the legs. The hydrostatic column of

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Peripheral venous volume:


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  • odo
    What reduces capillary filtration?
    7 years ago

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