Basement Membrane: Function, Definition & Structure


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The basement membrane lies between ______.

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1. Which is the most important function of the basement membrane?

2. Choose the best answer: The basement membrane is found in/on which of the following structures in the body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Where is the basement membrane found? What does it do? If you can answer these and other questions related to the structure and function of the basement membrane, you'll have a good shot at passing this interactive quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on the quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the following:

  • What the basement membrane lies between
  • The most important thing the basement membrane does
  • Structures that the basement membrane can be found in/on
  • The layers of the skin
  • The composition of the dermis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the function and structure of the basement membrane
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the layers of the skin and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about body structures that have a basement membrane

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the associated lesson, Basement Membrane: Function, Definition & Structure, to continue your studies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review diagrams of the skin
  • Understand that the basement membrane is found in various parts of the body
  • Define 'semipermeable'
  • Recognize the basement membrane's role as a protective barrier