osmoregulationmedical dictionary

<biochemistry, physiology> Processes by which a cell regulates its internal osmotic pressure. These may include water transport, ion accumulation or loss, synthesis of osmotically active substances such as glycerol in the alga Dunaliella, activation of membrane ATPases etc.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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