Flashcards in Body Membranes Deck (26)
Functions of body membranes
Cover body surface
Line body cavities
form protective sheets around organs
How are body membranes classified?
Outermost protective boundary
What type of tissue is the cutaneous membrane made of?
Epidermis- keratinized stratified squamous epithelium
Dermis- dense connective tissue
What is the mucuous membrane made of
Depends on site:
Loose connective membrane tissue membrane of the mucous membrane is called what?
Wet membrane, continuously bathed in secretions
Function of the mucous
Absorption and secretion
Lines all body cavities that open to the exterior body surface
What type of tissue makes up the serous membrane
Surface layer: simple squamous epithelium
Underlying layer: areolar connective tissue
Lines body cavities that are closed to the the exterior of the body
What separates the pairs of serous membranes
Covers the outside of the organ
Lines a portion of the wall of central body cavity
Serous membrane of the abdominal cavity
Serous membrane around the lungs
Serous membrane around the heart
Connective tissue membrane
What type of tissue is the synovial membrane made of?
Connective areolar tissue
Lines fibrous capsules surround joints
Function of the synovial membrane
Secretes a lubricating fluid
Small sacs of connective tissue
Synovial membranes line what?
Bursae and tendon sheets