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Chapter 5 Class 9 - The Fundamental Unit of Life

When the person consumes a concentrated solution of salt (salt is a hypertonic solution), osmosis (exosmosis) takes places in their cells, leaving cells dehydrated .

  • Exosmosis is a type of osmosis where the water moves out of the cell due to lower concentration of water outside it.

This dehydration is what leads to vomiting .

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