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What are isotonic solutions?
when solutions on both sides of membrane are in equal concentration.
examples of isotonic solutions
0.9% NS
lactated ringers
D5W
What are hypotonic solutions?
solution has lower concentration of solute
Examples of hypotonic solutions?
0.45 NS
distilled water
What type transfer happens with hypotonic solutions?
osmosis -- draws water from a less concentrated solution to a more concentrated solution