I’m working on a biology discussion question and need an explanation to help me understand better.
The Chemistry of Life and Cellular Function. Tonicity addresses how solute concentrations influence the osmotic movement of water across semi-permeable membranes. While these tonicity terms may be new to you, humans have been using these conditions for millennia to prevent food spoilage and therapeutically for nearly a century.
In this week’s Discussion Forum, 1) define the three tonic conditions and state the directional flow of water that results. 2) Describe the use of hypertonicity in food preservation. 3) Describe how when used with beta-lactam antibiotics, hypotonicity aids in the control of bacterial pathogens. 4) Describe the relationship between isotonicity and intravenous (IV) hydration therapy. Discuss here the salinity of IV fluid and what effect administering pure water via IV treatment might have on a patient.
Lastly, discuss the below question
5) What are halophiles and what is their impact on human health?
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