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Chapter 3

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Functions of the Plasma Membrane

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1)Physical isolation
•Barrier  Very selective on what can go in and out
2)Regulates exchange with environment
•Ions and nutrients enter
•Wastes eliminated and cellular products released
3)Monitors the environment
•Extracellular fluid composition
•Chemical signals
4)Structural support
•Anchors cells and tissues
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Question: Functions of the Plasma Membrane
Answer: 1)Physical isolation •Barrier  Very selective on what can go in and out 2)Regulates exchange with environment •Ions and nutrients enter •Wastes eliminated and cellular products released 3)Monitors the environment •Extracellular fluid composition •Chemical signals 4)Structural support •Anchors cells and tissues