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Doctor insights on: Hypertonic Hypotonic And Isotonic

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Are testes hypertonic hypotonic or isotonic?

Question is unclear: Please elaborate. Tonicity usually refers to muscles & testes aren't muscles. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hypotonic and hypertonic?

concentration: Hypo, less; hyper, more;iso, equal; tonic refers to concentration. A hypotonic solution has less dissolved particles than an isotonic solution .A hypertonic solution has more dissolved particles than a isotonic solution and many more than a hypotonic one.If all are added together they would commingle & eventually form an isotonic mixture. ...Read more

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What happens if your body was a hypertonic or hypotonic solution what would happen, would you die?

What happens if your body was a hypertonic or hypotonic solution what would happen, would you die?

Yes, you'd die: Your cells can tolerate a very narrow range of sodium concentration. Too high or too low cells would either shrivel or explode, and if cells do that, you die. Your body has many systems and then back-up systems to keep your sodium regulated so that doesn't happen. ...Read more

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What are the implications of a hypotonic baby?

What are the implications of a hypotonic baby?

It Depends: It really depends upon the cause, if discoverable.There are congenital hypotonias, where intellectually the child is fine, but physically there are delays which require long term physical therapy to achieve normalcy.There are more complicated forms with global delay that may be difficult to overcome.Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What exactly is the effect of hypotonic i.V. Solution?

What exactly is the effect of hypotonic i.V. Solution?

Hypernatremia: The composition of fluid that is given is dependent upon the type of fluid that has been lost and any existing electrolyte derangements. Most patients are treated with isotonic or one-half isotonic saline but the choice of therapy can be influenced by abnormalities in serum sodium or potassium or the presence of metabolic acidosis. Hypotonic solutions can be used to slowly correct hypernatremia. ...Read more

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If someone develops hypertonicity months out from Bell's palsy, can this resolve with time as it takes a year to 18 months for nerve heal?

If someone develops hypertonicity months out from Bell's palsy, can this resolve with time as it takes a year to 18 months for nerve heal?

Unexpected: Hypertonicity is unexpected after Bell's Palsy unless there was a delay in diagnosis and treatment. When it does occur, it should be evaluated and if a consequence of the Bell's palsy may be treated with botox. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I'm confused about hyperosmotic and hypotonic differences?

Need some advice. I'm confused about hyperosmotic and hypotonic differences?

Apples and Oranges: There is nothing connecting these two terms. Hypotonic refers to muscle tone and indicates low muscle tone. Hyperosmotic (hyperosmolar) means a fluid that has more particles per ml that normal serum in medical terms. It can also mean a highly concentrated liquid in a lot of other scientific scenarios. ...Read more

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What's a hypotonic colon?

What's a hypotonic colon?

Slow: Hypotonic colon means slow intestinal activity of the large intestine. Can result in an enlarged colon & likely chronic constipation. ...Read more

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Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ? Ie urinary hesitation ?

Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external  u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ?  Ie urinary hesitation ?

Inner sphincter: The term 'overactive bladder' is used to describe dis synergy of the bladder muscle -not contracting in coordinated fashion; this leads to loss of regularity and coordinated, controlled urination. The inner sphincter is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and is involuntary. The outer sphincter is part of the voluntary nervous system, and we can control it (the basis of kegel exercises). ...Read more