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What value of glomerular capillary oncotic pressure would glomerular filtration stop? Use the values below to answer the following question. Glomerular capillary = 47 mm Hg hydrostatic pressure Bowman's space = 10 mm Hg hydrostatic pressure Bowman's space = 0 mm Hg oncotic pressure.



A. 57 mm Hg
B. 47 mm Hg
C. 37 mm Hg
D. 10 mm Hg
E. 0 mm Hg

This question is part of Block 6 Renal physiology BRS w expl prt 1
Asked by Chachelly, Last updated: May 22, 2020

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Chachelly

Chachelly

Answered Apr 01, 2018

37 mm Hg

Glomerular filtration will stop when the net ultrafiltration pressure across the glomerular capillary is zero; that is, when the force that favors filtration (47 mm Hg) exactly equals the forces that oppose filtration (10 mm Hg + 37 mm Hg).
 

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