MC 1 Chapter Integumentary System: SKIN & BODY MEMBRANES

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Cover surfaces, line body cavities, and form protective (and often lubricating) sheets around organs. Cutaneous, mucous, and serous membranes: connective tissue membranes. Represented by synovial membranes: epithelial membranes. Also called covering and lining membranes, include the (a) cutaneous membrane or the skin, (b) the mucous membranes, and (c) the serous membranes. Is exposed to air and is a dry membrane (a) cutaneous membrane. Is composed of two layers: the super cial epidermis and the underlying dermis. Epidermis the upper or outer layer of the two main layers of cells that make. At, called squamous cells; composed of strati ed squamous scale-like skin. up the cells strati ed epithelium squamous. Dermis the layer of skin that lies beneath the epidermis and above the subcutaneous layer. It is the thickest layer of the skin, and is made up of. Thus it provides strength and exibility to the skin; is mostly dense ( brous) connective tissue (b) mucous membrane.

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