Osmoregulation: Definition, Challenges & Energetics


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Osmoconformers _____.

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1. Which of the following is a way that marine vertebrates actively maintain a proper water balance?

2. Which of the following does NOT have to drink water as part of its osmoregulation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Osmoregulation is a vital process, and you can measure your familiarity with it through this combination of quiz and worksheet. Practice questions will look at osmoconformers, water balance, urine production, concentration of fluids in the body, and drinking water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will ask you about:

  • Maintenance of proper water balance in marine vertebrates
  • Facts about osmoconformers
  • Drinking water as part of osmoregulation
  • Name for the concentration of fluids in the body
  • Large amount of urine production

Skills Practiced

You can evidence your skills in the following areas through these guides:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding osmoconformers and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the maintenance of water balance in marine vertebrates
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on osmoregulation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding drinking water to answer questions

Additional Learning

Review the lesson on this subject, called Osmoregulation: Definition, Challenges & Energetics, to continue your investigation. Some objectives of this lesson will include:

  • Define osmoregulation, osmoconformers and other vocabulary terms
  • Understand the function of osmoregulation in living beings
  • Differentiate between types of osmoregulation in different animals living in various environments
  • Relate osmoregulation to real life situations, such as sweating