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    Physiology of ascitis

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    It is known that in ascites, liver damage usually causes a reduced osmotic pressure, and this results in edema. How does this increase the portal venous pressure?

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    In fact, it works the other way around. Liver damage results in not only the reduced capacity to make plasma proteins creating tissue edema, but in addition, the hepatic ...

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