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What is osmoregulation and homeostasis?

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Asked by joel kingston, 14 Jan '08 08:33 am
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Osmoregulation is the control of the levels of water and mineral salts in the blood. It is a homeostatic mechanism. There are three important homeostatic mechanisms: osmoregulation, thermoregulation and regulation of blood sugar levels. Homeostasis is important because it results in our cells being bathed in tissue fluid which has the correct amount of water, mineral salts, glucose and temperature.
Answered by anil garg, 04 Oct '09 06:18 pm

 
  
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Osmoregulation :-is the active regulation of the osmotic pressure of bodily fluids to maintain the homeostasis of the body's water content; that is it keeps the body's fluids from becoming too dilute or too concentrated. Osmotic pressure is a measure of the tendency of water to move into one solution from another by osmosis. The higher the osmotic pressure of a solution the more water wants to go into the solution. Pressure must be exerted on the hypertonic side of a selectively permeable membrane to prevent diffusion of water by osmosis from the side containing pure water.
Homeostasis:- is the property of either an open system or a closed system, especially a living organism, that regulates its internal environment so as to maintain a stable, constant condition. Multiple dynamic equilibrium adjustments and regulation mechanisms make homeostasis possible. The concept was created by Claude Bernard, often considered as the father of physiology, and published in 1865. The term was coined ...more
Answered by anupama kumar, 14 Jan '08 08:41 am

 
  
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The process by which living organisms regulate the amount of water and solutes in their bodies is called osmoregulation. The physiological process by which blood pressure, body temperature, acid-base balance, etc. are maintained at equlibrium is called homeostatis.
Answered by bernard, 14 Jan '08 08:34 am

 
  
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