Are we osmoregulators?

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Are we osmoregulators?

Post by student12 » Sun May 14, 2006 12:46 pm

Osmoregulators are organisms which regulate the solute concentration of their internal environment for optimal performance.
So are we osmoregulators? or does it only apply for organisms that live in liquid-filled environment ?

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Post by victor » Sun May 14, 2006 12:59 pm

The regulation of water potential in an organism. Over many years, different species have developed evolutionary [[adaptations in relation to their environment due to the fact that any organism will always 'want' to have an ideal water concentration in its cells.Essentially, osmoregulation works around the natural forces of concentration gradients and water potential. The body will initiate a variety of countermeasures that re-navigate the flow of water around our body and either promote water retention or promote the secretion of water, depending on what environment the organism in question is situated in. See the [[animal and [[plant water regulation tutorial pages for related information in regards to evolutionary adaptations regarding osmoregulation.


So, I can say thet yes, we are osmoregulators. It doesn't mean that we have to live underwater if we wanna be osmoregulators..:lol:
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Post by Inuyasha » Tue May 16, 2006 7:15 pm

all living things are osmoregulators to some extent. Some much more than others. Osmoregulation corresponds to the all importatn homestastis
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