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I've asked a question similar to this already, but I am still a litlle confused. I am testing a drug (Phenamil) on erythrocytes. It's function is to block the inward movement of Na+ ions by inhibiting epithelial-type Na+ channels, but leaves the Na+/H+ and Na+/K+ pumps unaffected. The end result observed is a lysis of the cell, but what osmotic events are occuring for this to happen?? Please help.... I'm starting to go mad! David Colwill (Going-mad-scientist)
Re: What processes lead to lysis of erythrocytes after Na+ influx is inhibited?
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