- An increase in Pc favors filtration out of the capillary.
- Pc is determined by arterial and venous pressures and resistances.
- An increase in either arterial or venous pressure produces an increase in Pc; increases in venous pressure have a greater effect on Pc.
- Pc is higher at the arteriolar end of the capillary than at the venous end (except in glomerular capillaries, where it is nearly constant).
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