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Osmoregulation and Excretion

Osmoregulation and Excretion

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Osmoregulation and Excretion
The urinary system
 
 
Osmoregulation
All animals face the same centralproblem of osmoregulation.
Over time, the rates of water uptake andloss must balance.
Animal cells—which lack cell walls—swelland burst if there is a continuous netuptake of water, or shrivel and die if thereis a substantial net loss of water.
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Osmolarity
Osmolarity is defined as
Moles of solute (salt) per liter of solution(water)
A value of 300 mosm/L
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