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Isotonic

Isotonic Definition What does isotonic mean? The term "isotonic" is used in physiology, anatomy, and physical chemistry.... Read More

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (7th Ed) by F.H. Martini

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (7th Edition)      ... Read More

Plasma

Definition noun (1) Fluid through which cellular components of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid are suspended (2)... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Electrophoresis

Electrophoresis (Science: technique) separation of ionic molecules, (principally proteins) by the differential migration... Read More

Contractile vacuole

Definition noun, plural: contractile vacuoles (cell biology) A specialized vacuole of eukaryote cells, especially protozoa,... Read More

Salt loading

salt loading The administration of 2 g of sodium chloride (with a regular diet) 3 times a day for 4 days; a diagnostic test... Read More

Sodium hydrogen carbonate

sodium hydrogen carbonate --> sodium bicarbonate (Science: chemical) carbonic acid monosodium salt (CHNaO3). A white,... Read More

Urinary system

Definition noun The organ system concerned with the production and excretion of urine Supplement An organ system, (sometimes... Read More

Nephron

Definition noun, plural: nephrons The structural and functional unit of the kidney, i.e. a structure comprised of a set of... Read More

Corticosteroid

Definition noun, plural: corticosteroids A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, e.g. glucocorticoids and... Read More

Osmoregulation

Definition noun The process of regulating water potential in order to keep fluid and electrolyte balance within a cell or... Read More

Cytosol

Definition noun plural: cytosols cy·to·sol, ˈsaɪtəˌsɒl (cell biology) The liquid component of the cytoplasm... Read More

Sodium bicarbonate

sodium bicarbonate (Science: chemical) carbonic acid monosodium salt (CHNaO3). A white, crystalline powder that is used as... Read More