The Three Layers of the Heart Wall

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What is the name of the fibrous membrane that encases the heart, which the epicardium is a layer of?

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1. The muscular layer of the heart is known as the what?

2. What is the name of the fluid that is secreted by the parietal pericardium and the epicardium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your comprehension of the layers of the heart wall. You will be tested on the purpose of the endocardium and the muscular layer of the heart.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the corresponding tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • The muscular layer of the heart
  • The chamber that has the thickest myocardium
  • The function of the endocardium
  • The fibrous membrane that surrounds the heart
  • The fluid secreted by the parietal pericardium and the epicardium

Skills Practiced

The following worksheet and quiz will test your knowledge of the following skills:

  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the layers of the heart wall and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the chamber that has the thickest myocardium
  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept of the function of the endocardium

Additional Learning

To learn more information about the heart, go over the lesson called The Three Layers of the Heart Wall. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify the different layers of the heart and the function of each layer
  • Review the importance of the pericardial cavity and how it anchors the heart to the sternum and diaphragm
  • Learn about how the different layers of the heart can differ from ventricle to ventricle depending on the duties that the ventricle must carry out
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