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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 21, 2012; 18(31): 4102-4117
Published online Aug 21, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i31.4102
Figure 1
Figure 1 Diffusion of water molecules. Highly cellular tissues with intact cell membrane restrict the movement of water molecules within intravascular, intracellular, and extracellular space. In contrast, relatively less cellular tissues or damaged cells with defective cellular membrane increase extracellular space, which allow greater water molecule movement.