Increased salt content of the blood will lead to
a) increased blood volume
b) decreased blood volume
c) no change in the blood volume.
Osmosis is the movement of water through a semipermeable membrane from low to high solute concentration. Osmosis is very similar to diffusion except that it?s specific to water.
Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is a) increased blood volume
Increased salt content is referring to an increased Na+ concentration in the blood. When you have a higher concentration of Na+ in the blood, because of osmosis, water will follow the Na+ into the blood. This increased water in the blood stream will lead to a higher blood volume and therefore a higher blood pressure.
Aldosterone is a drug that uses this process to increase blood pressure.
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from Biology 105: Anatomy & PhysiologyChapter 12 / Lesson 11