Medical Definition of Donnan equilibrium

1. An equilibrium established between a charged, immobile colloid (such as clay, ion exchange resin or cytoplasm) and a solution of electrolyte. Characteristics: ions of like charge to the colloid tend to be excluded, ions of opposite charge tend to be attracted, the colloid compartment is electrically polarized relative to the solution in the same direction as the colloid charges (a Donnan potential) and the osmotic pressure is higher in the colloid compartment. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donnan Equilibrium

Doncaster
Donders' glaucoma
Donders' law
Donders' pressure
Donders' rings
Donegal
Donets Basin
Donetsk
Donetske
Dongguan
Dongola
Donizetti
Donkin
Donn Cuailnge
Donna
Donnan equilibrium (current term)
Donne
Donne's corpuscle
Donnean
Donnian
Donnie
Donny
Donovan
Donovan's bodies
Dons
Doolittle
Doom

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