The dynamics of the lung fluid filtration system in dogs with edema.

  title={The dynamics of the lung fluid filtration system in dogs with edema.},
  author={Marlys H. Gee and James A. Spath},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={46 6},
SUMMARY We studied the relationship between pulmonary microvasculature fluid filtration pressures and lung lymph flow rate (Q L) as filtration pressures increased to determine why lungs with functional lymphatics become edematous and, as filtration pressures decreased, to determine the effect of edema formation on lymphatic function. Edema was induced by rapid intravenous infusion of neutralized Ringer's solution in a volume equivalent to 30% of body weight in seven anesthetized dogs. Pulmonary… 
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