Osmoregulation and Exctretion (Osmoregulation is the natural processes of…
Osmoregulation and Exctretion
Osmoregulation is the natural processes of a body that regulate concentration of fluids in a organism
Excretion is any waste product produced by the body
Osmoregulation is important to maintain an exchange of bodily fluids with the environment, not just to maintain its current level of fluids
Osmolarity is the unit of measurement for concentration of a solute. This number represents the amount of moles of solute per liter of solution
Two solutions with the same osmolarity are referred to as isoosmotic
Hyperosmotic is the isoosmotic solution with a higher concentration of solute
hypoosmotic solution is the isoosmotic solution that is more diluted
Water flows from hypoosmotic solution to hypersmotic
Anhydrobiosis is hibernation when water becomes absent in a habitat
Transport epithelia are cells that are used to perform osmoregulation and removal of metabolic waste by moving solutes in specific directions.
Ammonia are when proteins and nucleic acids are broken apart and remove nitrogen in this form
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Osmoconformer is a solution which is isoosmotic with its environment
Osmoregulator maintains balance of its osmolarity regardless of outside environment