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oncotic

 [ong-kot´ik]
pertaining to swelling.

on·cot·ic

(ong-kot'ik),
Relating to or caused by edema or any swelling (oncosis).

oncotic

/on·cot·ic/ (ong-kot´ik)
1. pertaining to swelling.
2. see under pressure.

oncotic

[ongkot′ik]
Etymology: Gk, onkos, a swelling
pertaining to or resulting from the presence of a swelling.

on·cot·ic

(ong-kot'ik)
Relating to or caused by edema or any swelling (oncosis).

oncotic

pertaining to swelling.

oncotic pressure
see oncotic pressure.
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RAV12 binds with high affinity to RAAG12 and exhibits cytotoxic activity in vitro, via an oncotic cell death mechanism, toward RAAG12-expressing human gastrointestinal tumor cell lines.
The effect of the reduction of colloid oncotic pressure, with and without reduction of osmolality, on post-traumatic cerebral edema.
The artificial cells were rapidly removed from circulation and they give unfavourable oncotic pressure levels crucial for efficient [O.
The hetastarch component creates oncotic pressure, which would normally be provided by blood proteins, and permits retention of intravascular fluid.
The reasons given for this change were to increase the plasma oncotic pressure in an attempt to decrease cerebral oedema.
7) A normal blood albumin level is necessary to maintain the correct oncotic pressure and prevent edema.
The role of low intravascular oncotic pressure as a cause of outward fluid movement has been overstated, as experimental models and most patients with nephrotic syndrome do not show a decreased transcapillary osmotic gradient.
Low serum protein and albumin among newborns is of concern as it will lead to reduced oncotic pressure and carrier proteins.
Preclinical studies have demonstrated that RAV12 may kill tumor cells in a number of ways: first, the antibody is directly cytotoxic to a human colon cancer cell line in vitro through induction of oncotic cell death, a form of cell death characterized by cell and organelle swelling and loss of membrane integrity; second, the antibody mediates antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity; third, the antibody mediates complement dependent cell killing; and finally, the antibody alters cellular signaling required for cell survival.
Oncotic necrosis and caspase-dependent apoptosis during galactosamine-induced liver injury in rats.
Pathophysiologically, pulmonary edema results from a rise in the pulmonary capillary hydrostatic pressure, altered capillary permeability, a decrease in oncotic pressure or lymphatic insufficiency.