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

Caption: Red blood cell in hypotonic solution. This hypotonic solution has less urea (blue and black molecules) than the inside of the red blood cell (shown by circular outline). This means water diffuses across the cell's semi-permeable membrane into the cell. The red blood cell swells and loses its distinctive concave shape, and potentially bursts. It cannot function as efficiently in this state.

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Keywords: animated, animation, black background, blood, blood cell, cell shape, concave, diffusion, erythrocyte, haemoglobin, hemoglobin, hypotonic, hypotonic solution, lyse, osmosis, osmotic pressure, red blood cell, salt, salt level, salt levels, semi-permeable membrane, solute concentration, solution salt, specialised cells, urea, water concentration, water potential, water potential gradient

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Red blood cells in hypotonic solution

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