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Hospital Cell Analogy

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CIndy Chu

on 15 October 2013

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Hospital Cell Analogy
The nucleus is only found in eukaryote cells and it acts as the control centre for all cell functions. As well, it contains cell hereditary material.
The nucleolus is located in the nucleus and its main purpose is to transcribe RNA and to combine it with proteins which results in partially formed ribosomes. The equivalent of the nucleolus in a hospital environment is the data files kept of each patient and the chief of administration. The data files are then used to help understand and form a more comprehensive study of a patient
Cell Membrane
The cell membrane acts as a series of entrances and exits that allow substances to go in and out of the cell. This organelle provides protection for the cell to the external environment.

Cell Wall
The cell wall is like a hospital building, it provides rigid structure and overall support to the organelles inside as the hospital wall protects people and equipment from the outside environment.
Golgi Apparatus
The golgi apparatus modifies, sorts and packages proteins for secretion. Like the golgi apparatus, the hospital's mail department is in charge of sorting, packaging and sending out important mail.
The mitochondria in a plant cell is the energy producer. It gives the cell the energy to survive and function. Like the mitochondria, the hospital's electricity and power generators produce the energy needed to keep the hospital working.
The proteins inside the plant cell need the ribosomes help to build and synthesis. The proteins are just like the patients in a hospital, they need the doctor's help along with medicine and treatment to build stronger bodies.
The lysosome's job in the plant cell is to dispose of all the harmful bacteria in the cell. Like the lysosome, the incinerator in the hospital gets rid of all the waste that could be harmful and dangerous to the hospital community.
In this sense, the cell membrane are like hospital doors in a hospital. They regulate what goes in and out of the hospital. These doors help keep the hospital sterile inside and maintain a separation from outside potential contaminants.
The equivalent of the nucleus in the hospital is the Chief of Staff (in a hospital). This person is the primary leader of all the different divisions in the hospital. As well, this person coordinates the function of the hospital.
The central vacuole inside a plant cell is like the hospital's housekeeping staff. Like the vacuole, the housekeeping staff keeps the hospital clean and throws out any unwanted waste.
Central Vacuole
Inside a plant cell, ribosomes are in charge of helping the proteins in amino acid chains. The ribosomes are located in the rough endoplasmic reticulum which is like the hospital rooms. Like ribosomes, doctors aid the patients in their rooms by giving them the medicine and treatment they need to build stronger bodies.
The main function of the rough endoplasmic reticulum is to manufacture proteins. In this sense, the rough er serves a similar purpose as the sick wards as and the hospital rooms. These structures house patients who are the proteins in our analogy
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum

The smooth and rought er serve different purposes, the smooth er packages proteins for transport, synthesizes membrane phosolipids, and releases calcium. As well, it serves a vital role in the detoxification of many drugs and chemicals. This role can be to be the equivalent of nurses in a hospital. Nurses evaluate and take care of patients (the proteins) They also serve in healing and promoting the general well-being of those in a hospital thus, acting as a detoxifying agent.
Nucleolus-Data Files
Nucleus-Chief of Staff
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum-Nurses
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum-Hospital Rooms
Central Vacuole-Housekeeping staff
Golgi Apparatus-Mail Department
Cell Wall-Hospital Building
Cell Membrane-Hospital Doors
What's What...
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