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About Membranes Tissue membranes are epithelial and connective tissues in close proximity working together to perform a function. There are four membrane types in the body: mucous membranes, the cutaneous membrane, serous membranes and synovial membranes. Mucous membranes are the epithelial and connective tissues that line the passageways of the body. Mucous membranes usually have underlying muscular tissues that enable constriction or dilation of these passageways. The secretions of mucous membranes are collectively called mucus and coat the passageways to trap and remove foreign particles and bacteria from the passageways of the body. Synovial membrane surround synovial
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Unformatted text preview: joints and sometimes are composed of only connective tissue. This membrane secretes synovial fluid that is rich in hyaluronic acid to lubricate the joint. Serous membranes are internal membranes that cover the inside of the body cavities and cover the outside of the organs. These membranes produce serous fluid to decrease friction between internal organs. Some parts of these membranes also serve as anchors for the internal organs. The cutaneous membrane consists of stratified squamous epithelium resting on a layer of connective tissue. This membrane is relatively dry and serves an important protective function. It will be discussed in a later lesson....
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