Emergency Medical Technician

  1. Physiology
    • Is the study of an organism’s normal body functions

  2. Pathophysiology
    • Is the study of disease mechanisms

  3. Cells
    • Are the basic building blocks of all life

  4. Organelles
    • Components of a cell that carry out the processes necessary for life within each cell

  5. Nucleus
    • - Cell "headquarter"
    • - Contains DNA - instructions for building protein
    • - Made up of:
    • - Chromatin - creates chromosomes during cell division
    • - Nuceoli - where ribosomes are assembled
    • - Nuclear envelope - nucleus membrane

  6. Mitochondira
    • "Powerhouse" of the cell. Mitochondria carry the enzymes that are required for the reactions in which oxygen is used to break down foods to produce ATP

  7. Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
    • - Studded with ribosome
    • - Cell's membrane factory
    • - Cell's that make and import protein products
    • - Enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of membrane lipids

  8. Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum
    • - Lipid metabolism and detoxification of drugs and pesticides

  9. Lysosomes
    • - Abundant in phagocytes, the cells that dispose of bacteria and cell debris

  10. Cytoskeleton

    - Acts as a cell's "bones and muscles" by furnishing an internal framework that determines cell shape, support other oraganelles and provides the amchinery needed for intracellular transport and various types of cellular movement

  11. Centrioles

    • - Generate microtubules , and during cell division, the centrioles direct the formation of mitotic spindle
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Emergency Medical Technician