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define diffusion:
the passive transport of solutes from regions of high concentration to low.
define osmosis:
the diffusion of water across a plasma membrane
define hypertonic solution:
more solute and less water than the intracellular fluid (water exits)
define hypotonic solution:
more water and less solute than the intracellular fluid (water enters)
define isotonic solution:
when the water and solute are identical to that of the intracellular fluid. EQUILIBRIUM. because of this water does not enter nor exit and cell maintains its proper volume