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How does osmosis influence fluid and nutrient absorption?

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This solution explores how osmosis influences the absorption of nutrients and fluids.

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Osmosis is the physical pressure that develops when 2 solutions of different solute concentration are separated by a semipermeable membrane.

That is a big definition. Picture this: you have a glass beaker full of plain water. You put a balloon of salt water into the beaker of plain water. This balloon has a membrane that will only allow water to pass through. Since only some things can pass through it is said to be semipermeable. No salt will leave the ...

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