osmoregulation


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os·mo·reg·u·la·tion

 (ŏz′mə-rĕg′yə-lā′shən)
n.
Maintenance of an optimal, constant osmotic pressure in the body of a living organism.


os′mo·reg′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

osmoregulation

(ˌɒzməʊˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
(Zoology) zoology the adjustment of the osmotic pressure of a cell or organism in relation to the surrounding fluid
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Osmoregulation in the Hawaiian anchialine shrimp Halocaridina rubra (Crustacea: Atyidae): expression of ion transporters, mitochondria-rich cell proliferation and hemolymph osmolality during salinity transfers.
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However, osmoregulation in this species has not been examined in great detail.
In decapods, the ability for osmoregulation at very low salinities generally develops only by late larval or early juvenile stages (33).
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Hyponatremia and osmoregulation of thirst and vasopressin secretion in patients with adrenal insufficiency.
In this collection of 16 articles, contributors describe how osmoregulation works and how it relates to other functions, particularly the immune system.