Mesothelium is the epithelium that lines the walls and covers the contents of the thoracic, pericardial, and abdominal cavities of the body. It is almost always classified as simple squamous epithelium.
A layer of specialized cells forming a thin membrane that lines certain body cavities: where it covers the lungs and the inner surfaces of the chest wall, it is called the pleura; where it covers the organs of the abdominal cavity and the inner surfaces of that cavity, it is called the peritoneum; where it constitutes the sac that surrounds the heart, it is called the pericardium.
Tissue formed by specialized cells lining the chest, abdominal cavities, and the outer surface of most internal organs. Mesothelium helps protect the organs by producing a lubricating fluid that allows the organs to move.
tissue formed by specialized cells lining the chest, abdominal cavities and outer surface of most internal organs. The mesothelium produces a lubricating fluid that helps organs by enabling them to move.
Thin membrane that covers the body's organs and lines internal cavities. Called the pleura in relation to the lungs; the peritoneum in the abdomen, and the pericardium in relation to the heart. Also exists on structures such as the ovaries and testes.
the layer of flat cells lining the body cavity of the embryo; in the adult, it forms the simple squamous epithelium that covers the true serous membranes of the body. Mesothelium is derived from mesoderm.
The mesothelium is a membrane that forms the lining of several body cavities: the pleura (thoracal cavity), peritoneum (abdominal cavity) and pericardium (heart sac). Mesothelial tissue also surrounds the male internal reproductive organs (the tunica vaginalis testis) and covers the internal reproductive organs of women (the tunica serosa uteri).