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The result is shown in Figure 3-3B. At the arteriolar end, where the capillary hydrostatic pressure is high, the forces driving fluid out override the forces driving fluid in, and the result is filtration of fluid out of the capillary. Advancing along the capillary, capillary hydrostatic pressure wanes and fluid filtration correspondingly decreases. Eventually the capillary hydrostatic pressure declines n n BOX 3-5 n n n n n n n n to the point where the forces driving fluid in overtake the forces driving fluid out, and the result is absorption of fluid back into the capillary.

Endocytosis and exocytosis lie in the realm of cell biology and are not discussed in this text. Ion channels, pumps, and carriers are basic to cellular functions that underlie physiology and neuroscience and are discussed in later chapters. 18 CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY S UMMARY 1. Diffusion causes the movement of molecules from a region where their concentration is high to a region where their concentration is low; that is, molecules tend to diffuse down their concentration gradient. 2. Fick’s First Law describes diffusion in quantitative terms: the flux of molecules is directly proportional to the concentration gradient of those molecules.

Diffusion always transports molecules from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration because the underlying molecular movements are completely random. That is, any given molecule has no preference for moving in any particular direction. The effect is easy to illustrate. Imagine two adjacent regions of comparable volume in a solution (Figure 2-1). There are 5200 molecules in the left-hand region and 5000 molecules in the right-hand region. For simplicity, assume that the molecules may move only to the left or to the right.

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