name: hypotonic response
def: "Any process that results in a change in state or activity of a cell or an organism (in terms of movement, secretion, enzyme production, gene expression, etc.) as a result of detection of, or exposure to, a hypotonic environment, i.e. an environment with a lower concentration of solutes than the organism or cell." [GOC:jl, PMID:12598593]
synonym: "hypo-osmotic response" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0006970 ! response to osmotic stress
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