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4 Types of Body Membrane

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Jenny Gault

on 17 October 2012

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4 Types of Body Membrane Synovial Membrane Cutaneous Membrane Cutaneous Membrane, also referred to as the skin, covers the entire body. It is made composed of many epithelial layers, to protect the body. The skin is by far the largest organ in the body that stores Fat, Vitamin D, and water. It also houses the sensory receptors for touch and pain. According to UMMC, it regulates body temperature by sweat and dissipating heat. Serous Membrane Serous Membrane is composed of a layer simple squamous epithelium resting on a thin layer of areolar connective tissue. The Serous membranes line body cavities that are closed to the exterior. Serous membrane occurs in pairs. The parietal layer lines a specific portion of the wall of the ventral body cavity. It folds in on itself to form the visceral layer, which then converts the outside of the organs in that cavity. These layers are separated by a scanty amount of thin, clear fluid, called serous fluid, which is secreted by both membranes. The serous fluid allows the organs to slide easily across the cavity walls and one another without friction as they carry out their routine functions. Synovial Membrane is a type of soft tissue found in certain joints in the body. It works to help joints move freely and prevent wear and tear. For example, when you pop your fingers or have a water bubble in your knee this a result of Synovial membrane. Mucous Membrane is composed of epithelium resting on a loose connective tissue membrane called a lamina propria. This membrane is the lines all body cavities that open to the exterior, such as the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts. This membrane is wet or moist because they are almost continuously bathed in secretions. Mucous also traps dust particles in the respiratory, or lung passage ways and lubricates food as it travels through the intestinal tract. The connective tissue component of the mucous membrane is stabilizes the membrane and its structure to protect it, it also holds blood vessels that supply blood and nutrients to the epithelial layer. Mucus Membrane
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