an involved mechanism for keeping the optimum content of water and electrolytes in the body cells and extracellular fluid of a living being. Commonly referred to as water regulation.

OSMOREGULATION: "Osmometric thirst is often staved off by the process of osmometric regulation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OSMOREGULATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/osmoregulation/ (accessed September 26, 2021).