osmostat


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osmostat

 [oz´mo-stat″]
the regulatory centers that control the osmolality of the extracellular fluid.

osmostat

/os·mo·stat/ (oz´mo-stat″) the regulatory centers that control the osmolality of the extracellular fluid.

osmostat

(ŏz′mō-stăt)
The area in the anterior region of the hypothalamus that contains cells that control osmolality.

osmostat

the regulatory centers that control the osmolality of the extracellular fluid.
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This week's report of the appeal included many details which hadn't come out at the original trial, facts which indicated that the osmostat, which regulates salt, was not working normally.
At the retrial, retired chemical pathologist Dr Glyn Walters, told the court he believed that Christian's osmostat - which regulates the amount of sodium in the body - had been 'reset', leading to the high levels found in his blood.
But the Gays called on evidence, that a rare condition - a reset osmostat - may have been to blame for the high level of sodium in his body.
The mechanism is called osmostat and scientists don't know quite why it happens but from time to time it resets, so it tells the body that higher levels of sodium are safe when in fact, of course, they are not.
But the Gays called on evidence that a rare condition - a reset osmostat - may have been to blame for the high level of sodium in his body.
I have postulated that there was somewhere a resetting of the osmostat.
Dr Walters explained the osmostat is the part of the brain that controls sodium levels in the blood.
Dr Glyn Walters, a consultant chemical pathologist, told Nottingham Crown Court he believed Christian Blewitt's osmostat - the part of the brain that regulates sodium levels may have become "reset".
Dr Walters said that this resetting of the osmostat was an extremely rare phenomenon only three other cases have been documented anywhere in the world.
There were several features which could not be explained by poisoning but were readily explainable by the osmostat principle.
Dr Walters said the boy's osmostat - located in the brain - allowed his body to build up salt.