Hydrophillic

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Hydrophilic means water loving, it is a molecule that can dissolve or interact with water. A hydrophilic molecule or part of the molecule is charged or polar, this is what gives the molecule the characteristic above. An example of a hydrophilic molecule is D-glucose[1]. Phosphate heads in the plasma membrane are hydrophilic.

References

  1. Bradley, Phillip (2006), Compendium for Medical Sciences. Banbury: Scion Publishing limited
 

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