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Tissue origin - • Serous membranes line interior organs...

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Tissue origin.  All mature connective tissues originate from embryonic connective  tissue. There are two kinds of embryonic connective tissues:  Mesenchyme is the origin of all mature connective tissues. Mucous connective tissue is a temporary tissue formed during embryonic  development. An  epithelial membrane  is a combination of epithelial and connective tissues working together to  perform a specific function. As such, it acts as an organ. There are four principle types of epithelial  membranes: 
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Unformatted text preview: • Serous membranes line interior organs and cavities. The serous membranes that line the heart, lungs, and abdominal cavities and organs are called the pericardium, pleura, and peritoneum, respectively. • Mucous membranes line body cavities that open to the outside of the body. These include the nasal cavity and the digestive, respiratory, and urogenital tracts. • Synovial membranes line the cavities at bone joints. • The cutaneous membrane is the skin....
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