hypotonicity


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Related to hypotonicity: hypertonicity

hy·po·to·nic·i·ty

(hī'pō-tō-nis'i-tē),
1. Synonym(s): hypotonia
2. A decreased effective osmotic pressure.

hypotonicity

↓ Muscle tone; limp muscles

hy·po·to·nic·i·ty

(hī'pō-tō-nis'i-tē)
1. Synonym(s): hypotonia.
2. A decreased effective osmotic pressure.
Synonym(s): low muscle tone.
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Determination of membrane stabilization effect of coconut extract on hypotonicity induced haemolysis of red blood cells
It is arguable that this was a direct consequence of the decrease in diluent hypotonicity produced by the ions added when NaOH was used to adjust the 10 g/L AA diluent to pH 6.0.
Overflow incontinence may also result from detrusor hypotonicity or detrusor underactivity (Resnick & Yalla, 1998).
Hemolysis and the consequent acute renal insufficiency in case 1 probably resulted from the hypotonicity of the 5% albumin solution used during TPE (1).
These delays are thought to be related to factors such as intermittent hearing losses, auditory processing difficulties, oral-motor hypotonicity, and structural differences (Gibbs & Carswell, 1991; Mahoney, Glover, & Finger, 1981).
Symptoms result from hypotonicity of body fluids and electrolyte disturbances.
Table-8: Effect of compounds (1-5) on hypotonicity induced haemolysis.
Although the patient had no evidence of macrocytic anemia in complete blood count, we measured the level of vitamin [B.sub.12] because the patient had hypotonicity and found it to be low.
The rationale for this treatment stems from the concept of nocturnal relative hypotonicity of the tear film.
At the end of incubation (72h), cultures were centrifuged at 144 x g for 5min to separate the supernatants and 4mL of 75mM potassium chloride was added to the pelleted cells to produce hypotonicity. The mixture was allowed to stand for 15min before adding 4mL of Carnoy's fluid [3:1 (v/v) methanol/acetic acid] fixative, allowing the cells to be fixed for 24h.
Hartmann's solution is the commercial fluid closest to this ideal, but suffers several design drawbacks, such as hypotonicity, presence of divalent cations and the need for efficient lactate metabolism, as discussed elsewhere (26).
In the absence of vasopressin, this hypotonicity is maintained throughout the distal tubule and collecting duct system, as these segments are impermeable to water.