osmoregulatory


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os·mo·reg·u·la·tor·y

(oz'mō-reg'yū-lă-tōr-ē),
Influencing the degree and rapidity of osmosis.

os·mo·reg·u·la·tor·y

(oz'mō-reg'yū-lă-tōr-ē)
Influencing the degree and rapidity of osmosis.
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Increasing energetic costs, in terms of enhanced osmoregulatory activity, may change growth but likely not respiration patterns.
05) compared with control, while the nucleus was not involved in osmoregulatory responses.
Osmoregulatory mechanisms of the mesohalophilic bacterium Bab Pp.
Hence, if a structure darkens after staining it presumably contains higher concentrations of chloride ions and thus indicates a possible osmoregulatory function.
Cold temperature-induced osmoregulatory failure: the physiological basis for tilapia winter mortality in the Salton Sea?
suggest that death is due to loss of the osmoregulatory functions of the gills, kidneys, and gut (27).
Inhibition of volume regulation and efflux of osmoregulatory amino acids by blockers of Cl- transport in cultured astrocytes.
Osmoregulatory action of PRL, GH, and cortisol in the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.
2002), scorpions of the family Buthidae are noted for their high temperature preferences (Warburg & Ben-Horin 1981), low water loss rates (Gefen & Ar 2004), and well-developed osmoregulatory ability (Gefen & Ar 2005).
The book provides a foundation for a quantitative understanding of osmoregulatory phenomena, discusses the physiology and molecular biology of the membrane transporters, and covers 10 important groups within the animal kingdom.
Osmoregulatory ability of blue crabs in different temperature-salinity combinations.