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The cell membrane controls what enters and leaves the cell, allowing the cell to absorb the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function. It also protects the cell from most dangerous chemicals.

The cell membrane is vital because the cell needs to be able to control its oxygen and carbon dioxide levels.

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stores food water and wastes

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Q: What does the cell membrane do for a cell?
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