Pulmonary vascular heterogeneity and the Starling hypothesis.


It has generally been assumed that movement of fluid between the pulmonary microvasculature and surrounding tissues is governed by a "Starling" balance of hydrostatic and protein osmotic forces similar to that which prevails in the extremities. However, both recent and older observations suggest that the lungs are more resistant to edema formation than most… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mvr.2009.03.004


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