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Hypertonic to...

Post by Maruko » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:28 pm

Hi,

I am a little confuse about the term hypertonic. What does it mean when we say urine is hypertonic to blood?

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Post by MisterATP » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:29 pm

That means that concentration of some substances in urine is greater than in the blood. Remember, prefix ,,hyper- '' means increase of something, for instance, hypermature, hyperacidity and so on.

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Post by Maruko » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:14 am

Hey MisterATP,

So just to confirmed...if I say urine is hypotonic to blood, does it mean that urine has a lower solute concentration than blood?

Thanks!

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Post by DoctorStein » Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:03 am

Yes :)

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Post by mjbrown90 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:05 am

Hypertonic solution a solution of higher OP (or concentration) than a cell.

Hypotonic solution a solution of lower OP (or concentration) than a cell .

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