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hypotonic

[¦hī·pə′tän·ik]
(physiology)
Pertaining to subnormal muscle strength or tension.
Referring to a solution with a lower osmotic pressure than physiological saline.
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Because of the high solute but low water reabsorption in this segment, the tubular fluid becomes hypoosmotic.
Marine teleosts are susceptible to water loss because they are hypoosmotic to their environment while freshwater teleosts are hyperosmotic and must protect themselves from water gain.
Fish living in a freshwater environment have higher rates of glomerular filtration and renal excretion of water and salts than those living in a seawater environment, because there is a hypoosmotic relation to their environment.
Moreover, in mussel Mvtilus edulis, mechanical manipulation and exposure to hypoosmotic conditions decreased the THC but not the oxidative capacity of hemocytes (Bussell et al.
They concluded that the swelling of absorptive cells of the digestive glands of clams exposed to a salinity of 10 g/L might be due the absorption of hypoosmotic seawater, followed by the sloughing of these cells into the lumen of the digestive gland.
Sperm viability was determined by hypoosmotic swelling (HOS assay) (Jevendran et al.
Euryhaline teleosts have osmoregulatory abilities and can maintain their plasma osmolalities in both hypoosmotic and hyperosmotic environments (Marshall and Grosell, 2006; Kaneko et al.
Plasma membrane integrity of cryopreserved human sperm: an investigation of the results of the hypoosmotic swelling test, the water test, and eosin-Y staining.
La Integridad bioquimica de la membrana plasmatica (IBMP), se evaluo mediante el test corto de hinchazon hipoosmotica (sHOST, de su nombre en ingles short Hypoosmotic Swelling Test) (PEREZ-LLANO et al.
Hypoosmotic swelling of boar spermatozoa compared to other methods for analisis the sperm membrane.
Therefore, most studies on the effect of salinity on embryonic development have focused on hypoosmotic stress and tolerance to low salinities.