Serous Membrane: Definition & Function


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The serous membranes can also be called the _____.

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1. What is the mesothelium?

2. What does a simple squamous epithelium look like?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Have you thought about what protects the organs in your body? For starters, there is the serous membrane. Use this assessment to test your understanding of what the serous membrane is, its components and what it does.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions of this quiz will ask you about:

  • Other names for the serous membranes
  • What the mesothelium is
  • The appearance of a simple squamous epithelium
  • Layers of the serous membrane
  • What the serous membrane does

Skills Practiced

Some skills you will need to complete this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the serous membrane and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the components and layers of the serous membrane
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function of the serous membrane

Additional Learning

With the lesson Serous Membrane: Definition & Function you will be able to study the material covered in the assessment and review:

  • How the serous membrane works
  • The composition of the serous membrane
  • The function of serous fluid