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Osmoregulation MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Osmoregulation
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.635
G03.615
G07.410.810
G07.775.625
Unique ID
D064587
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D064587
Scope Note
The response of cells in sensing a difference in OSMOTIC PRESSURE between the inside and outside of the cell. This response includes signaling from osmotic sensors to activate transcription factors, which in turn regulate the expression of osmocompensatory genes, all functioning to maintain CELL VOLUME and the water concentration inside the cells.
Entry Term(s)
Osmotic Stress Regulating Pathway
Osmotic Stress Response
NLM Classification #
QU 375
Previous Indexing
Water-Electrolyte Balance (1964-2013)
See Also
Osmotic Pressure
Public MeSH Note
2014; see WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE 1975-2013
History Note
2014; use WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE 1975-2013
Date Established
2014/01/01
Date of Entry
2013/07/08
Revision Date
2018/02/06
Osmoregulation Preferred
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