How Sweating Is Considered Osmosis

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Sweating is an extremely important function performed in our bodies. Find out about how sweating is considered osmosis with help from a medical professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Dr. Jack Hauser and this is how sweating is considered a form of osmosis. Sweating is an extremely important function performed in our bodies. It's primary role is to aid in the regulation of temperature of our body by evaporating water from the surface of our skin through sweat glands. Through the process of osmosis, our sweat glands are able to extract a tiny bit of salt from our blood, after which, passage of water is required so it ease out that difference in concentration. Once that additional water through osmosis passes into the surface of our skin, evaporation then allows us to cool off and maintain the proper temperature control in our bodies.

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