osmotic shock


osmotic shock

noun

Definition of OSMOTIC SHOCK

:  a rapid change in the osmotic pressure (as by transfer to a medium of different concentration) affecting a living system

First Known Use of OSMOTIC SHOCK

1950

osmotic shock

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OSMOTIC SHOCK

: a rapid change in the osmotic pressure (as by transfer to a medium of different concentration) affecting a living system

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