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Starling hypothesis

Pronunciation: star'ling

Definition: the principle that net filtration through capillary membranes is proportional to the transmembrane hydrostatic pressure difference minus the transmembrane oncotic pressure difference; although well established, it is called Starling hypothesis to distinguish it from Starling law of the heart.

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