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Covers body surface, line body cavities and inside of organs, anchor organs to each other, covers surface of organs and secretes fluid
membranes
fluid secretion
to prevent friction between organs and cavity walls
Epithelial membranes
made of epithelial tissue and an underlying layer of connective tissue
Cutaneous
skin, type of epithelial membrane
Serous
lines body cavities and covers organs, secretes lubricant, 2 part name
pleura
serous membrane in thoracic cavity
peritoneum
serous membrane in abdominopelvic cavity
Parietal
serous membrane lining body cavity
Visceral
serous membrane covering organs
Peritonitis
inflammation of parietal and visceral peritoneum
Mucous Membrane
line body surfaces opening to exterior, secrete mucus, prevents infection and keeps body moist
Connective Tissue Membranes
No epithelial copmonents in membrane
Synovial
line spaces vetween bones and joints, secrete synovial fluid, reduces friction