Pericardium: Definition & Function


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What is the outer membrane of the pericardium?

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1. What is the inner membrane of the pericardium?

2. What is the purpose of the pericardium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at another structure protecting the heart, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the function of the pericardium. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the outer and inner membranes of the pericardium.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test your knowledge of the pericardium, including:

  • Outer and inner membranes
  • Purpose and location
  • Number of layers in the visceral pericardium

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the outer membrane of the pericardium and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pericardium lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of layers in the visceral pericardium

Additional Learning

To learn more about the lengths the body goes through to protect your heart, review the corresponding lesson titled Pericardium: Definition & Function. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the pericardium is and its function
  • Identify the two membranes that surround the heart
  • Explain the difference between the two types of pericardial sacs
  • Appreciate how pericardial fluid can be likened to lubrication in a car's engine