plasma membranes

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  • Functions of a plasma membrane
    • flexible
      • allows cells to move
      • For growth and division
    • Has receptor sites for Hormones and neutralisation
    • Transmission of nerve impulses
      • Synapse
    • Soluble
      • Prevents water soluble substances entering and leaving
    • Allows lipid soluble substances to dissolve
      • Lipid -liquid fat (oil)
    • Provides Insulation of nerves
    • Recognision of other cells
    • Acts as barrier between cell and its surrounding
    • Strong for mechanical support
    • Controls the passage of materials in oand out of the cell


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