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hypotonic

Post by bljenkins » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:04 am

If the water of a swimming pool is hypotonic to our cells and body fluids (and it is) then why do we not swell and pop when we go for a swim? How would our cells react if we submerged oueselves in a bath of salt water? and why?

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Post by baikuza » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:28 am

the reason is because our body is quite full of water... and there more acceptable reason is we have epidermis, dermis, etc.. so that we cannot fullfill our self for water when we are thirsty... by touching any water... and acctually we are not sponge.. like spongebob squarepants...(fufu...)
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Re: hypotonic

Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:56 am

bljenkins wrote:If the water of a swimming pool is hypotonic to our cells and body fluids (and it is) then why do we not swell and pop when we go for a swim? How would our cells react if we submerged oueselves in a bath of salt water? and why?

Are you sure it is hypotonic? ;)

For the second question, go to the beach and swim. After few times look at your hands and feet ;)
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