Credit: FRANCIS LEROY & GEORGES LAMBERT, BIOCOSMOS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Red blood cell in hypertonic solution. This hypertonic solution has more urea molecules (blue and black) than the inside of the red blood cell (shown by circular outline). This means water diffuses across the cell's semi-permeable membrane out of the cell. The red blood cell shrinks and loses its distinctive concave shape. It can no longer function as a red blood cell.

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Keywords: animated, animation, black background, blood cell, cell shape, crenated, crenation, diffusion, erythrocyte, haemolysis, hemolysis, hypertonic, hypertonic solution, osmosis, osmotic pressure, red blood cell, salt, salt level, salt levels, semi-permeable membrane, solute concentration, solution, urea, water concentration, water potential, water potential gradient

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Red blood cells in hypertonic solution

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