9-Integumentary System

9-Integumentary System - Integumentary System EXSS 175 -...

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Integumentary System EXSS 175 - Human Anatomy
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Body Membranes 2 Major Groups Epithelial Membranes 3 Types: Cutaneous (skin) Mucous Serous Connective Tissue Membranes Synovial
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Epithelial Membranes: Cutaneous Membrane “Skin” Discussed in detail later
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Epithelial Membranes: Mucous Membrane Lines body cavities that open directly to exterior Exp: respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive Composition: Epithelium resting on a loose connective tissue membrane (lamina propria) Function: Defense mechanism Prevents cavities from drying out Lubricates GI tract
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Epithelial Membranes: Serous Membranes Lines body cavities closed to exterior & covers organs within cavities Two layers: (balloon-like formation) Parietal Attached to cavity wall Folds on itself to form the visceral layer Visceral Balloon-like = Push fist into balloon Balloon to fist = Visceral Outer wall of balloon = Parietal
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Epithelial Membranes: Serous Membranes Both layers secrete serous fluid Watery, lubricating fluid Locations: Pleura: lungs Pericardium: heart cavity & heart
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