the type of membrane which lines body cavities which do not open to the exterior. It also covers organs which lie within those cavities.
a membrane that lines a body cavity that does not open to the exterior; also called the serosa
a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
a thin cover of body tissue over internal body organs and cavities
a very thin layer of cells (usually one row) covering internal body cavity
(SEHR-uhs MEHM-bran) An epithelial membrane that lines a body cavity or covers an organ, and secretes small amounts of fluid.
These membranes are found lining body cavities and secrete a thin, watery fluid that acts as a lubricant as organs rub against one another.
A squamous epithelium and the underlying loose connective tissue; the lining of the pericardial, pleural, and peritoneal cavities.
the membrane lining the walls of the body cavities and enclosing the contained organs. It is a mesothelium lying upon a connective tissue layer and secretes a watery serous fluid.
In anatomy, a serous membrane (or serosa) (not to be confused with adventitia) is a smooth membrane consisting of a thin layer of cells which excrete a fluid, known as serous fluid. Serous membranes line and enclose several body cavities, known as serous cavities, where they secrete a lubricating fluid which reduces friction from muscle movement.