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Having the same osmotic pressure.
- ‘This led us to the hypothesis that terrestrial crabs have the option of directing isosmotic urine to organs that, unlike the antennal gland, are capable of producing strong gradients.’
- ‘Desert gopher tortoises also store dilute urine that buffers evaporative loss and allows them to hold blood osmotic concentration constant, at least until bladder contents become isosmotic with blood.’
- ‘A control experiment was performed for each group, in which cells were perfused with isosmotic media.’
- ‘Control experiments confirmed that no volume change occurred following perfusion of cells with isosmotic media.’
- ‘Replacement of NaCl for isosmotic sorbitol produced a slight depolarization of the membrane.’
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