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What exactly is the difference between osmotic and hydrostatic pressure?


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I think I understand what osmotic pressure is as water tends to want to go to an area with a higher solute concentration, but I’m genuinely confused on how this particular movement of water can be opposed (like in the kidneys) by hydrostatic pressure. How exactly are these two pressures different?

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On 7/5/2022 at 1:41 PM, farkhispe said:

I think I understand what osmotic pressure is as water tends to want to go to an area with a higher solute concentration, but I’m genuinely confused on how this particular movement https://100001.onl/ https://1921681254.mx/ of water can be opposed (like in the kidneys) by hydrostatic pressure. How exactly are these two pressures different?

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On 7/5/2022 at 1:41 PM, farkhispe said:

I think I understand what osmotic pressure is as water tends to want to go to an area with a higher solute concentration, but I’m genuinely confused on how this particular movement of water can be opposed (like in the kidneys) by hydrostatic pressure. How exactly are these two pressures different?

I got this,....

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