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Created on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 06:56
Last updated on Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:20
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It was expected answers would include a comparison of the composition, physicochemical features and relevant physiology. Many candidates failed to adequately describe the differences  in distribution across the body compartments or differences in physical properties of both fluids.  In particular, how albumin is manufactured did not appear to be well understood by candidates.