Hypertonic solution

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A hypertonic solution is a solution in which the concentration of solutes is greater than that of the cell which resides in the solution.[1] Unless the cell can compensate in some way, osmotic pressure will cause water to exit the cell, sometimes with damaging results.

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  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998