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Osmotic Fragility MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Osmotic Fragility
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.225.625.550
E05.200.625.550
G09.188.640
Unique ID
D009996
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009996
Annotation
do not coord with ERYTHROCYTES since this is defined in terms of erythrocytes; NIM
Scope Note
RED BLOOD CELL sensitivity to change in OSMOTIC PRESSURE. When exposed to a hypotonic concentration of sodium in a solution, red cells take in more water, swell until the capacity of the cell membrane is exceeded, and burst.
Entry Term(s)
Saline Fragility
Public MeSH Note
70
History Note
70(65)
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Osmotic Fragility Preferred
Saline Fragility Narrower
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