Basic Histology -- Neutrophils in Tissue Fluid Next Home Back

When inflammation takes place, some water leaves the blood vessels.

The vessels are programmed for this to happen when injury takes place.

When proteins are being broken down, the increased osmotic pull generated by the freed peptides and amino acids also causes water to enter the tissues.

This is some inflamed tissue. You can recognize the extra water between the cells. It doesn't stain.

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