Tissue Fluid

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TISSUE FLUID

It is vital that you remember the differences between tissue fluid, plasma and lymph:

Tissue fluid bathes and surrounds the body cells and allows the exchange of materials between the cells and the blood. 

Plasma is a pale yellow fluid, about 90% water, that contains food molecules, waste products, ions, hormones and plasma proteins.

Lymph is the excess tissue fluid that drains into the lymph capillaries instead of re-entering the blood capillary. 

HOW IS TISSUE FLUID FORMED?

(http://image.slidesharecdn.com/formationoftissuefluid-131007173723-phpapp02/95/formation-of-tissue-fluid-2-638.jpg?cb=1381167473)

1. In the arterial end of a capillary, there is a high blood pressure.

2. This high hydrostatic pressure forces water…

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