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If you could be any cell in the human body, what would you be?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by kinloms, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. kinloms

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    Any thoughts?
     
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    how is this even a question! Macrophage, without a doubt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. letmein!please?

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    I know what you would be...the dork-cell. :laugh: sorry, I couldn't resist.

    p.s. I hate cell biology. Does this mean I will be a bad doctor?
     
  5. dreamcrusher

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    ~o ~o ~o ~o ~o ~o ~o ~o ~o ~o
     
  6. humuhumu

    humuhumu nukunuku apua'a
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    natural killer cell :smuggrin:
     
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    The glorious life of sperm
     
  9. potato51

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    err, an adipocyte? all it does is store fat.
     
  10. riceman04

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    errrrr the jello pudding pops and the adipocytes...[​IMG]
     
  11. definitely a neuron in the cerebral cortex
     
  12. tulane06

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    Sertoli Cell!!!!!! :D
     
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    does anyone know how to post a picture on your post?
    If so can you tell me how to do it
     
  14. Ithilia

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    Hilarious! :laugh:
     
  15. astrife

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    another vote for the sperm
     
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    X2.
     
  17. Turkeyman

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    Skin cell so I can flake off and die.
     
  18. minah86

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    Wow...asking these type of questions...we really are some nerds up in here. :laugh:
     
  19. Elastase

    Elastase StanfUrd bound!!!
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    PMN (Neutrophil)

    Haha, the question made me laugh...pretty hilarious...
     
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    my gosh..do we not have anything else to think about... :laugh: ya'll are crazy..especially the OP for even asking... i've never thought about what cell i'd want to be.. :rolleyes: i'm thinking another vote for a macrophage.. :smuggrin:
     

  21. when you're replying, there is a picture icon right beneath the option to change font size. click there and insert you're link.
     
  22. 63768

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    a neuron: you live for forever, you are less prone to cancer (since you never divide), you can multitask, and you are a VIP.
     
  23. bluelotus1214

    bluelotus1214 MD of the Future!!!
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    A goblet cell in the stomach!!! Burn..... :smuggrin:
     
  24. DrBowtie

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    Liver cell. HAHAHA
    Thats where all the good stuff goes. J/K
     
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    hahaha, this is funny.
    i would be a cone, yay for color!
     
  26. Flopotomist

    Flopotomist I love the Chicago USPS
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    Can I be a benign little cancer cell somewhere? I mean, no responsibility, no differentiation, just plain ole me. Doing nothing. Without hurting anybody. LOL.
     
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    so many votes for a ~o cell! why would you want to be a cell that will eventually end its life in a baseball glove... oh, oops. sorry, was I not supposed to go there?

    osteocyte! from what i remember from the mcat, osteoblasts build themselves into a jail cell and then in a puff of smoke become osteocytes. ah, silly cells.

    sorry, this was a weird post. i'm tired.
     
  28. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna
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    Click on reply or post, but not quick reply. Then click on the button that looks like a mountain with a yellow background, then enter the address of the picture, then click the button again.

    As for me, Megakaryocyte. What other cell would want to mess with something that looked like this?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the help tacrum and indigoblue...
    [​IMG]
     
  30. Turkeyman

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    You jerk into baseball gloves?
     
  31. Th (T helper) cell. It just seems most like a physician (which is, of course, what I want to be). They recognise disease presented to them by the dendridic cells (or the patient) and then activate B-Cells to release antibodies (like a doctor's medicine).

    Okay, it's a stretch. Truth is, I just like the T helper cells.
     
  32. Jon Davis

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    This avatar amuses me like Homer chasing Uter with a wet towel.

    Homer: I don't want anyone giving her a hard time just because she's DIFFERENT!...No jokes...No taunting... [Homer spots Uter]
    Homer: AHH! HOO! HOO! Look, that kids got bosoms! Who's got a wet towel? Heh Heh! [Whip crack of towel]
    Homer: Come're Butterball! [Uter wails in torment]
    Uter: Don't make me run, I'm full of chocolate!

    BTW, I'd be a neuron.
     
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    I'd like to be something prickly and hard to eradicate. ;)
     
  34. jbone

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    ~O~O~O Swimmer, they have all the fun!!! :D
     
  35. SharpieMarker

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    Haha, ever see Good Will Hunting?

    Chuckie: Morgan! If you're watching porno's in my moms room again I'm gonna give you a ****ing beating!
    Morgan: What's up fellas.
    Chuckie: Come on not in my glove. That's my little league glove. I mean what's wrong with you? You hump a baseball glove.
    Chuckie: I didn't I just used it for clean up.
    Chuckie: Stop jerking off in my mother's room!
    Morgan: Is there another VCR in the house. It's just sad bro.
     
  36. Orpheus333

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    I would be a neuron...

    I would find it to be..."Electrifying?" Bwahaha! :laugh:
     
  37. TX515

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    I would be a photoreceptor, so I can look at all the pretty girls.
     
  38. Messerschmitts

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    I like the way this guy thinks. ;) Hooray for pretty girls!
     
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    Ooh hahaha, nope never seen it. Hrm...no baseball gloves lying around either... :laugh:

    And Praetorian, I love/agree with your avatar :D
     
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    Wouldn't you rather play some sports instead of pondering what kind of cell to be?
    I mean, pick up the latest playboy or something.
     
  41. Arachnia

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    I also vote for sperm...but right now i feel like a...um...guilt cell. Why, you ask? I have a much anticipated secondary due TOMORROW and I have been beating around the bush with it for over a month. My glorious boyfriend stayed up till 4 am with me yesterday working on it when he has grad apps due himself! And he just left after another 3 hours of help tonight. Although I didn't ask him to devote so much time, he's really committed to making me produce the best secondary essay physically possible.....I'm surly, sleep-deprived and this post is meant to help assuage my guilt and fury at myself... :(
     
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    Good luck :D. Finish that shizzaaa!
     
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    Thanks Turkeyman! I love SDN support!
    Now that I've fortified myself with a banana, I realized my previous post is rife with inadvertant sex jokes that include my vote for a sperm cell, 'beating around the bush', the 'hours of help' from the bf. Hah, would that I were after Biblical pursuits instead of this hideous secondary! Tooo little sleeeppppp.... :eek:

    -Arachnia
     
  44. jbone

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    I'll second that...God bless them, everyone!! :p
     
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    Nice!!! :eek: :eek: ;)
    Lord, I apologize... :D
     
  46. pguin

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    Definately a liver cell - they're supposed to be drunk on the job all the time (at least mine are) - plus when you die the person dies so no other cells can complain about your drunken life over your dead cell body. :thumbup:
     
  47. little_late_MD

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    Mitochondria boyeeeee. It's like an alien being living inside your body. It even has its own DNA. One day the revolution will come....
     
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    I'd be a skin cell
     
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    not if macrophage has a say in it...ggggggoooooo macrophage


    seriously....don't mess with Mac the macrophage

    [​IMG]

    i hope this image thing works the way i think it does
     
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    Tcytotoxic cell :)
     
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    I'd be a goblet cell. You can never have too much mucous!
     

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