Hypertonic solution

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A hypertonic solution is where the osmolarity of the solution outside of the cell is greater than the osmolarity of the solution inside the cell[1]. This leads to water exiting the cell causing the cell to shrink, which could lead in some cases to crenation of cells.

References

  1. Hardin Jeff, Bertoni Gregory, Kleinsmith Lewis J. Becker's World of the cell. 9th Edition, Upper Saddle River: Pearson. 2017
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