Starling hypothesis


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Star·ling hy·poth·e·sis

(star'ling),
the principle that net filtration through capillary membranes is proportional to the transmembrane hydrostatic pressure difference minus the transmembrane oncotic pressure difference; although well established, it is called Starling hypothesis to distinguish it from Starling law of the heart.

Star·ling hy·poth·e·sis

(stahr'ling hī-poth'ĕ-sis)
The principle that net filtration through capillary membranes is proportional to the transmembrane hydrostatic pressure difference minus the transmembrane oncotic pressure difference; although well established, it is called Starling hypothesis to distinguish it from Starling law of the heart.
See: law of the heart

Starling,

Ernest Henry, English physiologist, 1866-1927.
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