Osmoregulation in Invertebrates
Pat Willmer, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
Published online: April 2006
Osmoregulation ensures that a correct balance of salts and water is maintained inside an animal, both in the circulating fluids
(blood), and within the cells. It plays a major role in the achievement of homeostasis, especially in freshwater and terrestrial
Keywords: ionic exchange; salt uptake; water balance; permeability; excretory organs
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