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EPITOME

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 707 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EPITOME .EPODE so that movement over the surface is greatly facilitated. Thus the abdominal organs can glide easily over one another within the peritoneal cavity; the blood or lymph experiences the least amount of friction; or again the friction is reduced to a minimum between a tendon and its sheath or in the joint cavities. The cells forming these membranes also possess further physiological properties. Thus it is most probable that they play an active part in the blood FIG. 13. — Endothelial capillaries in transmitting substances Cells from the Interior of from the blood into the tissue spaces an Artery. or conversely in preventing the passage of materials from blood to tissue space or from tissue space to blood. Hence the fluid of the blood and that of the tissue space need not be of the same chemical composition. (T. G. BR.)
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