Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 3 - Cells: The Living Units - Review Questions - Page 114: 6


(c) active transport (solute pumping)

Work Step by Step

Cells do not engage in dialysis. Diffusion and osmosis play a role whether a cell is alive or dead. However, only a living cell can engage in active transport. A cell uses active transport to pump sodium ions out of the cell, against the sodium ions' concentration gradient.
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