Definition of Osmolality

1. Noun. (chemistry) The molality of an ideal solution that would exert the same osmotic pressure as the solution being considered ¹



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Definition of Osmolality

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Medical Definition of Osmolality

1. The concentration of osmotically active particles in solution expressed in terms of osmoles of solute per kilogram of solvent. The osmolality is directly proportional to the colligative properties of solutions, osmotic pressure, boiling point elevation, freezing point depression and vapour pressure lowering. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Osmolality

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Increased body- fluid osmolality, such as that which follows food ... Thus, if stress increases the body-fluid osmolality, it should likewise have a ..."

2. Identifying Health Technologies That Work: Searching For Evidence by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"A low-osmolality contrast agent has an osmolality (ie, concentration of dissolved particles in solution) that is closer to the osmolality of body fluids ..."

3. The Navy Seal Nutrition Guide by Patricia A. Deuster (1994)
"Note in the chart below that the osmolality of some beverages is greater than 350. Thus, if you choose to drink those beverages as sports drinks, ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"An osmolality test system is a device intended to measure ionic and nonionic solute ... osmolality measurement is used as an adjunct to other tests in the ..."

5. Dietary Reference Intakes Research Synthesis: Workshop Summary by Carol West Suitor, Linda D. Meyers (2007)
"Examining data on water intake and osmolality from the Third National Health and ... Serum osmolality basically was identical across the reported intakes. ..."

6. Tissue Culture: Plants : A Bibliography, January 1991-April 1993. by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"Because sucrose concentration greatly affects osmolality, which changes rapidly during culture due to enzyme activity, other means should be investigated ..."

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