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Descriptor English:   Serous Membrane 
Descriptor Spanish:   Membrana Serosa 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Membrana Serosa 
Synonyms English:   Membrane, Serous
Membranes, Serous
Serosa
Serous Membranes  
Tree Number:   A10.615.789
Definition English:   A thin lining of closed cavities of the body, consisting of a single layer of squamous epithelial cells (MESOTHELIUM) resting on a thin layer of CONNECTIVE TISSUE, and covered with secreted clear fluid from blood and lymph vessels. Major serous membranes in the body include PERICARDIUM; PERITONEUM; and PLEURA. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general: prefer specific membrane; inflammation = SEROSITIS
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   13083 
Unique Identifier:   D012704 

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