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Re: what will happen toyour body cells if the salinity of your body fluid decre

Date: Thu Feb 23 19:02:17 2006
Posted By: Sanjida Rangwala, Graduate Student, Washington University
Area of science: Cell Biology
ID: 1140713465.Cb

well, kelly, your cells will shrink if the salinity of the interstitial fluid
decreases, because then water will flow out of the cells into the fluid. But, if
the salinity of the cells decreases, then water will flow into the cells and
they will swell up.

so it sounds to me like you and your teacher interpreted this question differently. 

please check out the following posts on osmosis.

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