hyperisotonic


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hyperisotonic

 [hi″per-i″so-ton´ik]
denoting a solution containing more than 0.45 per cent salt, in which exosmosis causes abnormal notching around the edges of erythrocytes (crenation).

hy·per·ton·ic

(hī'pĕr-ton'ik),
1. Having a greater degree of tension. Synonym(s): spastic (1)
2. Having a greater osmotic pressure than a reference solution, which is ordinarily assumed to be blood plasma or interstitial fluid; more specifically, refers to a fluid in which cells shrink.
Synonym(s): hyperisotonic

hy·per·ton·ic

(hī'pĕr-tŏn'ik)
1. Having a greater degree of tension.
Synonym(s): spastic (1) .
2. Having a greater osmotic pressure than a reference solution, which is ordinarily assumed to be blood plasma or interstitial fluid; more specifically, refers to a fluid in which cells shrink.
Synonym(s): hyperisotonic.
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