If you needed to sample some pericardial fluid for analysis, you
would insert a needle between the __________ and the
- visceral layer of the serous pericardium; myocardium
- visceral layer of the serous pericardium; epicardium
- parietal layer of the serous pericardium; visceral layer of the
- myocardium; endocardium
- epicardium; myocardium
so which is it? A B C D or E totally confused with the other
answer on here asked by someone else
The correct answer is option (C).
The pericardium is the membrane that surrounds and protects the
heart. It consists of an outer fibrous pericardium and an inner
serous pericardium. The inner serous pericardium consists of
another two layers such as outer parietal and inner visceral layer.
Between parietal and visceral layers of the serous pericardium is
the pericardial cavity. This pericardial cavity is filled with
pericardial fluid that reduces the friction between the two
membranes. So, in order to take sample of such pericardial fluid,
the needle is inserted between two such layers.