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Define Osmolality

The solute per kilogram of solvent


Define Osmolarity

Number of osmoles of solute per litre


What is a Osmole?

The measure of a solutions ability to create osmotic pressure and thus affect movement, and is proportional to the amount of osmotic particles found in solution


Define osmolarity?

When the concentration of a solution in an expression in osmoles per kilogram of water


Give some features of PCT?

Major site of reabsorption of water 60-70%, and 100% of glucose and bicarbonate, water follows osmotic gradients so that the water remains isotonic