By Stanley Gunstream

ISBN-10: 0073525650

ISBN-13: 9780073525655

ISBN-10: 0077281535

ISBN-13: 9780077281533

Anatomy and body structure : With built-in learn advisor 4TH variation through Stanley E. Gunstream. McGraw-Hill Publishing Company,2010

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During cell division, the chromosomes coil and shorten and become rod-shaped. Each human body cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, with a total of 46 in all. One or more dense spherical bodies, the nucleoli (n¯u-kl¯e-¯o-l¯e), are also present in the nucleus. A nucleolus consists of RNA and protein and is the site of ribosome production. endoplasmic reticulum (en″-d¯o-plas′-mik r¯e-tik′-¯u-lum), or ER for short. These membranes provide some support for the cytoplasm and form a network of channels that facilitate the movement of materials within the cell.

Ionic bonds always are formed between ions of opposite electrical charges. Positively charged ions, such as Naϩ, are called cations. Negatively charged ions, such as ClϪ, are called anions. When ionic compounds are dissolved in water, their molecules tend to dissociate (ionize) releasing ions. Such compounds are called electrolytes (¯e-lek′tr o-l ¯ ¯itz) because when dissolved they can conduct an electrical current. The composition and concentration of electrolytes in the body must be kept within narrow limits to maintain normal body functions.

Organelles A variety of organelles (or-gah-nel′z), or tiny organs, are surrounded by the cytoplasmic fluid. Each type Organization of the Body 43 of organelle performs a specific role in the cell. Organelles are distinguished by size, shape, structure, and function. 1 summarizes the structure and functions of the major parts of a cell. Nucleus The largest organelle is the nucleus (n¯u′kl¯e-us), a spherical or egg-shaped structure that is slightly more dense than the surrounding cytoplasm. It is separated from the cytoplasm by a double-layered nuclear envelope containing numerous pores that aid the movement of materials between the nucleus and cytoplasm.

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