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Hey all, I am making my way through a workbook and I am stuck on the difference between these two questions:

-Explain the process of osmosis within the human body

and

-discuss the importance of osmosis to living cells.

I am studying human biology, so I don't think plant cells would be included in 'living cells'.

I was going to include some examples of osmosis within the human body for the first question, but then I think that is what they may be asking for in the second question? Distribution of nutrients, absorbs water but excretes waste.

Any help I am grateful for
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Hey all, I am making my way through a workbook and I am stuck on the difference between these two questions:

-Explain the process of osmosis within the human body

and

-discuss the importance of osmosis to living cells.

I am studying human biology, so I don't think plant cells would be included in 'living cells'.

I was going to include some examples of osmosis within the human body for the first question, but then I think that is what they may be asking for in the second question? Distribution of nutrients, absorbs water but excretes waste.

Any help I am grateful for
try talking about osmosis in the intestines and if you want to talk about plants (for important) = do phloem cells as they are living cells and xylem are dead.
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Hey all, I am making my way through a workbook and I am stuck on the difference between these two questions:

-Explain the process of osmosis within the human body

and

-discuss the importance of osmosis to living cells.

I am studying human biology, so I don't think plant cells would be included in 'living cells'.

I was going to include some examples of osmosis within the human body for the first question, but then I think that is what they may be asking for in the second question? Distribution of nutrients, absorbs water but excretes waste.

Any help I am grateful for
It’d be easier to name the processes in the human body which don’t involve osmosis!

Ultimately osmosis is responsible for water balance. Water is absorbed in the intestines, reabsorbed in the kidneys and enters cells via osmosis passively.
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