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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.


(Biochemistry) zoology characterized by osmoregulation
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Oxygen consumption may not reflect higher osmoregulatory costs directly, because rates in both populations seem to vary more with season and physiological condition than with salinity differences among localities (Tedengren & Kautsky 1986).
I propose construction of a synthetic cell in which an osmoregulatory transporter and mechanosensitive channel form a minimal volume regulatory network.
Microbes adapt to osmotic stress by producing osmoregulatory compounds (osmolytes) and modifying metabolic processes.
So under [beta]-adrenoceptor activation with adrenaline the relative membrane reserve activated by nucleus was the same compared to the control, and the nucleus was not involved in osmoregulatory reactions within [beta]-adrenoceptor blockade conditions.
0 M NaCl, suggesting its role as a strong osmoregulatory solute (Risk, et al.
When no further metabolic compensation occurs, the pH level will drop below the tolerated range and, as a result, the rates of enzymatic reactions, ionic and osmoregulatory controls, and cell membrane structure will be affected.
Information on the anal plates or anal organs in other aquatic dipteran larvae is minimal, but several authors have indicated an osmoregulatory or ion transport function based on specialized staining techniques, electron microscopy, and physiological studies (Stoffolano 1970; Schwantes 1989; Schwantes and Seibold 1989; Reeves 2008).
Though the seepage is not life-threatening, it is serious enough to lead to health complications such as impairment of the central nervous system, pulmonary and nephrotic (kidney) damage and impairment of osmoregulatory function, according to the author of the study.
Moreover, hybrid Mozambique tilapia showed no mortality or signs of osmoregulatory disturbance during a 28-day exposure at 25[degrees]C to salinities as high as 65.
A loss-of-function non-synonymous polymorphism in the osmoregulatory TRPV4 gene is associated with human hyponatremia.
For example, xerophilic psittacine bird species such as the galah and the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) possess osmoregulatory mechanisms that allow them to conserve water and to increase their plasma osmolality.