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Osmotic fragility

Introduction: Osmotic fragility

Description of Osmotic fragility

Osmotic fragility: A test used to detect abnormal fragility of red blood cells.

Osmotic fragility: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Osmotic fragility

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