Lecture - March 28 2013
Q. In which of these fluid compartments of animals would it be the MOST important to regulate
osmolality and ion concentration?
A. Intracellular fluid: important to regulate ion and water balance in the intracellular fluid, osmotic
Strategies of osmoregulation
- When we take about strategies of osmoregulation we are typically talking about what is going on in the
blood because all organisms regulate intracellular ion concentrations and osmolality, but once we move
outside the cell they can either