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Osmotic Fragility

"Osmotic Fragility" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Osmotic Fragility" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Osmotic Fragility" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2005 and 2019
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.