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Here is a quick mnemonic “PLASMA FLUID to remember about Plasma And Interstitial Fluid Exchange

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NExT Medical Step 1&2, MBBS, NEET PG, INI-CET, FMGE,MCAT & NCLEX exams

Plasma And Interstitial Fluid Exchange : How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Plasma and interstitial fluid exchange occurs constantly.
  • L – Lymphatic system plays a major role in returning fluid from the interstitial space to the vascular system.
  • A – Arterial origin of the capillary is where the movement of fluid from plasma to interstitium is most prominent.
  • S – Significant fluid movement occurs at the arterial end of the capillary.
  • M – Movement of water and solutes from plasma to interstitium is influenced by hydrostatic and oncotic pressures.
  • A – An excess of interstitial fluid leads to the clinical manifestation of edema.
  • F – Fluid balance between intravascular and interstitial compartments is normally maintained.
  • L – Lymphatic drainage plays a critical role in preventing edema.
  • U – Under certain conditions, net movement of fluid from intravascular to interstitial spaces can cause edema.
  • I – Increase in intracapillary hydrostatic pressure is one of the conditions leading to edema.
  • D – Damage to the capillary endothelial barrier can contribute to the development of edema.

Mnemonic :  PLASMA FLUID

Dr. Arin Nandi

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