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Osmolarity and partitioning of fluids

Abstract:

This article first outlines definitions and descriptions of key terms that will be used in the discussions that follow including osmolarity, osmolality, osmotic and oncotic pressure. The physicochemical properties of water, ions and organic molecules are discussed in terms of their biological roles. Similarly, the interactions of amphipathic molecules and their three-dimensional structures in aqueous and non-aqueous environments are then explored. The movement of solutes, and solvent, across ...

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10.1016/j.mpaic.2012.09.001

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Waterhouse, BR More by this author
Farmery, AD More by this author
Journal:
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Volume:
13
Issue:
11
Pages:
573-580
Publication date:
2012-11-05
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EISSN:
1878-7584
ISSN:
1472-0299
URN:
uuid:161a70cd-1b66-4187-9d0f-54f9e73befa2
Source identifiers:
359900
Local pid:
pubs:359900

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