Serous membranes


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(Anat.) , the membranes, like the peritoneum and pleura, which line, or lie in, cavities having no obvious outlet, and secrete a serous fluid.

See also: Membrane

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The peritoneum consists of serous membranes that line the peritoneal cavity through a network of mesothelial cells and collagen.
Cytological examination of cavity fluids may also reveal information about inflammatory conditions of the serous membranes, parasitic infestations, and infection with bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
The mesothelium forms the simple squamous epithelium that covers the surface of all true serous membranes.