Osmoreceptor cell | definition of osmoreceptor cell by Medical dictionary
a cell that recognizes changes in extracellular fluid osmolality.
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When it reaches 295 mOsm/kg, osmosis of water out of the osmoreceptor cell
causes the cell to shrink.
Within the hypothalamus, osmoreceptor cells
sense changes in ECF osmolality.
This could be because of inadequate AVP release owing to decreased stores or a change in release mechanism, or because of an inadequate stimulus to AVP release through dysfunction of the osmoreceptor cells