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define membranes
sheets of epithelial tissue and their supporting connective tissues that cover or line internal structures or cavities
3 main types and examples
mucous- moist lining of alimentary, respiratory and genitourinary tract
refered to as mucousa
moist slippery surface
protects lining membrane from drying out and mechanical and chemical injury
traps inhaled foreign objects

serous- protects from friction
double layer of loose areolar connective tissue lined with simple epithelium
parietal layer lines cavity visceral layer lines organ
serous fluid in middle

synovial- lines joint cavity and surrounding tendons
2 types of glands
endocrine- secretions into blood and lymph- hormones
exocrine- directly onto surface or through duct
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