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    This is a question I got given, and the notes I have don't help much!

    But...I think it is something to do with increasing the osmotic pressure?
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    High glucose content in the blood.

    Think of it as the same as a high solute potential in osmosis, so in order to become isotonic water moves out of the cell, thus dehydrating the cell.

    Do you understand that?
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    Yeah, thanks
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    Water potential. There's a water potential gradient from inside the cell to outside. Just like what happens when theres too much salt in your blood. So water molecules diffuse out of the cell into the blood by osmosis.
 
 
 
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