What Does the Plasma Membrane Do?

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The plasma membrane is also called the cell membrane. It keeps the organelles and intracellular fluid from the surrounding extracellular environment.
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It tells the cell what can be allowed in and out to keep the cell healthy.
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The plasma membrane is only about 8 nm (nanometers) thick. It would take over 8,000 plasma membranes to equal the thickness of an average piece of paper.
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The plasma membrane is a double phospholipid bi-layer. The hydrophobic heads repel
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Its most important function is to keep a discrete and protected environment for the cells metabolism and other processes. It also has other functions such as supply fatty acids for
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