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tissue Epithelial Membrane Serous Membrane * lines and covers body cavities and organs that does not open directly to the exterior. Serous membranes consist of two parts; * parietal membrane- attached to the cavity * visceral membrane- covers the organ Epithelial Membrane * mesothelium - the epithelial layer of the serous membrane that secretes a lubricating serous fluid that allows the organs to glide against one another * the c.t. layer is a thin layer of areolar tissue * Pleura - serous membrane that covers the thoracic cavity and lungs * Pericardium - lines the heart cavity and covers the heart * Peritoneum - lines the abdominal cavity and covers the abdominal and some pelvic organs Pleura Pericardium Peritoneum Epithelial Membrane Cutaneous Membrane- constitutes the integumentary system Synovial Membrane- lines the cavities of some joints composed of areolar c.t. with elastic fibers and varying amounts of fat * secretes synovial fluid which lubricates the ends of bones and nourishes the articular
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