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What are body membranes?
They cover surfaces, line body cavities & form protective & lubricating sheets around organs.
What is the cutaneous membrane?
Skin-Contains the receptors to stimuli.
Is exposed to air & is a dry membrane
What is a mucous membrane?
Is composed of epithelium, & lines all body cavaties that open to the exterior. (Respiratory, digestive, urinary & reproductive)
What is a serous membrane?
Is composed of a layer of simple squamous epithelium on a thin layer of areolar connective tissue & line body cavities that are closed to the exterior.
What is a synovial membrane?
Are composed of soft areolar connective tissue & contain no epithelial tissues at all. They line the fibrous capsules surrounding joints, providing a smooth surface & secrete a lubricating fluid. (also line burse & tendon sheaths)
What are the epidermis & dermis separated by?
basment membrane