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Thus, about 80 per cent of the total colloid osmotic pressure of the plasma results from the albumin fraction, 20 per cent from the globulins, and almost none from the fibrinogen. Therefore, from the point of view of capillary and tissue fluid dynamics, it is mainly albumin that is important.

Thus, about 80 per cent of the total colloid osmotic pressure of the plasma results from the albumin fraction, 20 per cent from the globulins, and almost none from the fibrinogen. Therefore, from the point of view of capillary and tissue fluid dynamics, it is mainly albumin that is important.

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