The process of osmosis and its importance to living organisms.

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    • definition
      • Osmosis is the diffusion of water through a Partially Permeable Membrane.
      • down a water potential gradient
    • effects on cells
      • turgity and support
      • lysis
      • cystic fibrosis
    • importance in animals
      • role in relationship between plasma and tissue fluid
        • osmotic pressure
      • role in medulla kidney
      • reabsorption in gut
    • importance in plants
      • role in movement of water from soil to leaves
        • cohesion tension?
      • role in mass flow hypothesis for movement in plants


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