oncotic pressure

noun

on·​cot·​ic pressure (ˈ)äŋ-ˈkät-ik-, (ˈ)än- How to pronounce oncotic pressure (audio)
: the pressure exerted by plasma proteins on the capillary wall

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“Oncotic pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oncotic%20pressure. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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