Sir i wanted to know why people taking lot of salty food experience water retention? What happens to the blood cells in this case?Do they shrink or swell and why?

Asked by DIVYA GARG | 8th Jan, 2014, 10:12: AM

Expert Answer:

  • When the red blood cells are kept in a concentration saline solution, the water will come out of the caells and the cell will shrink.
  • This is because the concentration of the solution outside the cells is higher than inside the cells.
  • Hence due to osmosis, water comes out of the cell to maintain equilibrium in the cocentrations of the solutions between both inside and outside of the cells.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 8th Jan, 2014, 10:42: AM

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