"Osmotic Fragility" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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RED BLOOD CELL sensitivity to change in OSMOTIC PRESSURE. When exposed to a hypotonic concentration of sodium in a solution, red cells take in more water, swell until the capacity of the cell membrane is exceeded, and burst.
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