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Membranes

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serous membranes lining body cavities and covering organs
types of serous membranes parietal and visceral
parietal serous membranes line body cavities: pleura, pericardial, peritoneum
visceral serous membranes cover organs: pleura (lungs), pericardial (heart), peritoneum (organs in this cavity)
where are the body cavities located? between the parietal and visceral linings; body cavities contain serous fluid
mucous membranes line hollow organs that open to the surface; e.g. respiratory and digestive systems - gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, genitourinary tract
cutaneous membranes the covering of the body - skin
endothelium membranes lining of blood vessels and the heart
Name the 4 types of membranes serous, cutaneous, mucous, endothelium
What is pericardial tamponade? acute accumulation of fluid (blood) in the pericardial space
What is pericardial effusion? slow accumulation of fluid (as a result of disease, infection)
Created by: debmurph