I'm currently studying Robbins basic pathology, and I'm confused about a specific statement:

It states in the book that when hydrostatic pressure is low due to a lack of albumin synthesis, it leads to a net movement of fluid into the interstitial spaces.

However to me that doesn't make any sense: isn't the hydrostatic pressure the thing that facilitates the net movement of particles across the capillaries, so if there is a lack of it, shouldn't the particles not move across the membrane?

Any help appreciated

  • $\begingroup$ Citing the edition, chapter and page number, plus the context in which the statement is made in the book, would be helpful. $\endgroup$ – Adhish Apr 29 '20 at 9:58
  • $\begingroup$ it was chapter 4, page 80-81 $\endgroup$ – Kudo Anastasia Apr 29 '20 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ You might consider cross-posting this to StackExchange Medical Sciences, as human physiology is more of a focus there. $\endgroup$ – Maximilian Press Apr 29 '20 at 17:26

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