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Search Results for: hydrostatic pressure

Turgor pressure

In biology, turgor pressure pertains to the pressure that is exerted by the fluid (e.g. water) against the cell wall. It is... Read More

Hydrostatic pressure

Definition noun The pressure exerted or transmitted by the fluid (e.g. water) at rest. Supplement Hydrostatic pressure... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Albumin

Albumin Definition What is albumin? Is albumin a protein? In biology, albumin is a protein that is responsible for the... Read More

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

Filtration

Filtration Definition What is filtration? Filtration is separating a solid from a fluid through a porous material that... Read More

Turgidity

Turgidity Definition Turgidity is the state of being turgid or swollen, especially due to high fluid content. In a general... Read More

Flaccid

Flaccid Definition Biology – What is Flaccid? In botany, the term flaccid refers to a cell that lacks turgidity, i.e. it... Read More

Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions

Renal Functions Kidneys remove/add substances from/to the plasma. Regulate water concentration, inorganic ion... Read More

Osmotic pressure

Definition noun A hydrostatic pressure caused by a difference in the amounts of solutes between solutions that are... Read More

Transudate

Definition noun, plural: transudates A fluid passing through a mebrane, a pore, or an interstice, and accumulating in... Read More

Transudation

Definition noun (1) The act, process, or condition of transuding, i.e. the oozing or passing gradually of a liquid possibly... Read More

Ultrafiltration

Definition noun (1) A high pressure filtration through a semipermeable membrane in which colloidal particles are retained... Read More

Cell membrane

Cell Membrane Definition Just like any non-living body possesses a plastic or paper packaging material that keeps the... Read More

Passive transport

Passive transport is a type of cellular transport in which substances such as ions and molecules move down their respective... Read More

Vacuole

Definition noun, plural: vacuoles (cell biology) A membrane-bound vesicle found in the cytoplasm of a cell whose function... Read More