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hypertonic solution


any solution with a higher salt concentration than normal body cells so that the water is drawn out of the cells by osmosis; any solution with a higher osmotic pressure than another solution's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • Loeb and Wasteneys found that the hypertonic solution does not increase the rate of oxidations in a fertilized egg.

  • The time of exposure in the hypertonic solution diminishes in certain limits with the concentration of OH ions in the solution.

  • What does the hypertonic solution do to prevent the disintegration of the egg after the artificial membrane formation?

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