osmotic shock


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osmotic shock

[äz′mäd·ik ′shäk]
(physiology)
The bursting of cells suspended in a dilute salt solution.
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We investigated the effects of hemolysis on plasma ammonia measurement using the osmotic shock protocol versus the shearing method at 2 different ammonia concentrations on the Roche Integra 800.
By creating an osmotic shock around the site of the injection, we create an inflammatory response in the tendon, which may be absent in some patients.
The toxic brine spill was witnessed by PROFEPA investigators and caused the death of hundreds of thousands of fish due to osmotic shock.
CO, LTD), agarase, papain and mannitol (Sigma-Aldrich) were dissolved separately in two treatments, sterile seawater and an osmotic shock of deionized water, then filter-sterilized through a 0.
The final salinity level was achieved by raising 100 mmol/L NaCl every 24 h in order to avoid osmotic shock.
In Mytilus gill, integumental transport recovers after acute osmotic shocks (Silva & Wright 1992), which suggests that the gills have volume regulatory responses that may permit maintenance of gill function after exposure to reduced salinity.