Definition of Osmoregulation

1. Noun. The homeostatic regulation of osmotic pressure in the body in order to maintain a constant water content ¹



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Definition of Osmoregulation

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Medical Definition of Osmoregulation

1. Processes by which a cell regulates its internal osmotic pressure. These may include water transport, ion accumulation or loss, synthesis of osmotically active substances such as glycerol in the alga Dunaliella, activation of membrane ATPases etc. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osmoregulation

osmometers
osmometric
osmometries
osmometry
osmophil
osmophobia
osmophore
osmoprotectant
osmoprotectants
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osmoreceptor
osmoregulate
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osmoregulates
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osmoregulation (current term)
osmoregulations
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osmosensors
osmoses
osmosing

Literary usage of Osmoregulation

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1. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Freshwater fish find osmoregulation easier in hard water than in pure water—it is easier to maintain extracellular fluids at 300 mOsm in water that is 5-10 ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... stretch-activated, anion-selective channel in protoplasts of a higher plant, tobacco, and discuss its possible role in osmoregulation. (Auth. ..."

3. Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy And Effects by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"... and biological membranes, possibly as a result of dispersant-mediated changes in membrane permeability, osmoregulation, or other cellular mechanisms. ..."

4. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"... Embryogenesis; osmoregulation; Desiccation; Tolerance Abstract: In most higher plants a period of desiccation is the terminal event in embryogenesis. ..."

5. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"This area near the anal vent is thought to be involved in osmoregulation. Figure 1 -1 shows some of the key events in gut maturation and immune system ..."

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