ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Osmosis

The passage of water through a permeable membrane separating two solutions of different concentrations; the water passes into the more concentrated solution.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 4: Water and Steam Systems (Second Edition)

Publication Date: 2011

Osmosis

The diffusion of a solvent through a semipermeable membrane from a solution of higher concentration to one of lower concentration until there are equal concentrations of fluid on both sides of the membrane.

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