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B. Cartilage has a very hard matrix that has been strengthened by inorganic salts. c. Blood has a matrix called plasma. d. None of the above. 19. Cardiac muscle is: a. Striated and involuntary. b. Striated and voluntary. c. Non-striated and involuntary. d. Non-striated and voluntary. 20. Membranes are: a. Sheets made up of neurons and neuroglia. b. Sheets made up of the same tissue layers. c. Sheets made up of different tissue layers. d. Sheets made up of fibres. Organisation of the body Organisation of the body 55 Anatomy & physiology for therapists and healthcare professionals 56 3 The Skin, Hair and Nails Introduction Which is the largest organ in your body?
Peroxisomes detoxify harmful substances. 21. Centrosomes contain centrioles and function in cell division. 22. Centrioles function in cell division and play a role in the formation of flagella and cilia. 23. The nucleus is the control center of the cell. It is surrounded by a membrane called the nuclear envelope/membrane and it contains a nucleolus and chromatins. 50 24. The nucleolus is where ribosomes are made. 25. Chromatins contain 46 chromosomes and they separate during cell division. Chromosomes are made up of DNA which carries the genetic material of the cell.
This inhibits the growth of bacteria. The skin also contains phagocytes which ingest foreign substances and pathogens. • Dehydration – keratin in the skin forms a waterproof barrier which prevents water from passing into and out of the body. This prevents us from literally drying-out. • Ultraviolet radiation – melanin helps to protect us from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation. • Chemical damage – the skin acts as a physical barrier to many potentially harmful substances. • Thermal damage – the skin acts as a barrier which can help protect us from burns and scalds.