Origin of hypertonic
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We have seen that a centre of catabolism is a hypertonic focus of diffusion.The Mechanism of Life
Those eggs which form membranes begin to develop, but perish if they are not treated with hypertonic sea-water.
If such eggs are afterwards treated for a short period with hypertonic sea-water they develop into normal larvae (plutei).
Rogers has reduced the mortality of cholera by intravenous injections of hypertonic saline until it is only 15 per cent.The Wanderings of a Spiritualist
Arthur Conan Doyle
Loeb and Wasteneys found that the hypertonic solution does not increase the rate of oxidations in a fertilized egg.The Organism as a Whole
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Word Origin and History for hypertonic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having extreme muscular or arterial tension; spastic.
- Having the higher osmotic pressure of two solutions.
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