Filtration vs Absorption.docx - Filtration is the process of moving water and solute from the capillaries through the arterial end due to hydrostatic

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Filtration is the process of moving water and solute from the capillaries through the arterial end due to hydrostatic pressure. While, reabsorption is the movement of water and solutes back into the capillaries from the venous end osmotically. (Saladin, 2018, p758) The fluid is drawn from the capillary by a slight suction. This is due to positive hydrostatic pressure within the capillary and the negative interstitial pressure working in the same direction which causes an outward force. However, water and solutes is reabsorp into the capillary by oncotic pressure by osmosis opposing hydrostatic pressure. The force is inward at the venous end because osmotic pressure overrides filtration pressure. The change in blood pressure is responsible for the process of filtration and
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