S5 CE Biology--Tissue fluid

Explain why tissue fluid will accumulate in the body if proteins can pass into

urine in the kidneys when the kidney is deficient.

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    An increase level of proteins pass through the kidneys will result in a low level of albumin (a type of protein). One of the functions of albumin is to maintain the oncotic pressure in the vascular system. A low level of albumin will case fluids leak out to the surrounding space causing edema.

    2009-12-12 00:34:02 補充:

    Check out the following website for more information about albumin:

    http://www.rnceus.com/lf/lfalb.html

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