Friday, May 17 (2019); Cellular Physiology
The intracellular organelles are minor players on the stage of Intensive Care Medicine, and it is no wonder that the college has never raised these in a question (outside of the example of mitochondria). For some nighmarish future scenario where the ICU trainee might be asked an exam question on this topic, this chapter offers short notes on what the organelles do, and what they are supposed to look like. Particular emphasis is placed upon the possibility that labelled diagrams might one day be asked for. The possibility of this is quite remote, and one can safely skim over this section, expecting never to be questioned on the structure or function of the Golgi apparatus.