2nd October 2019

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What is hypertonic fluid?

An example of a hypertonic solution that has glucose dissolved into it is any plain glucose solution with a concentration higher than 5%. One such example is a solution of 10% dextrose in water, also known by its name D10W. This is often used as an IV fluid.

Correspondingly, what does a hypertonic solution do?

Cells in Hypertonic Solutions. If concentrations of dissolved solutes are greater outside the cell, the concentration of water outside is correspondingly lower. As a result, water inside the cell will flow outwards to attain equilibrium, causing the cell to shrink.

What is the meaning of a hypertonic solution?

A hypertonic solution (pronounced "HĪ-per-TAWN-ik") is a solution with a higher concentration of solute (dissolved substance) than some other, specified solution (and which therefore has a higher osmotic pressure than the other solution). The solution with the lower concentration is then termed hypotonic.
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