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1
Q
What is edema caused by?
A
alteration in forces dicating movement of fluid across capillary emmbrane
2
Q
What area does fluid easily accumulate in?
A
areas where CT is relatively loose
3
Q
what is the main driver for fluid movement across capillary?
A
hydrostatic pressure
4
Q
Increased capillary permeability releases what?
A
vasoactive substances leading to vasculitis, trauma, endotoxemia, hypersensitivity, and topical counterirritants
5
Q
What pressure is responsible for retaining fluid within a vessel?
A
Oncotic pressure
6
Q
what is a physical test that can be performed on a patient to see if swelling is edema?
A
Pitting