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Descriptor English: Serous Membrane
Descriptor Spanish: Membrana Serosa
Descriptor Portuguese: Membrana Serosa
Descriptor French: Séreuse
Entry term(s): Membrane, Serous
Membranes, Serous
Serosa
Serous Membranes
Tree number(s): A10.615.789
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012704
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: general: prefer specific membrane; inflammation = SEROSITIS
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 13083
Unique ID: D012704
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Serous Membrane - Preferred
Concept UI M0019687
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Serous Membrane
Entry term(s) Membrane, Serous
Membranes, Serous
Serosa
Serous Membranes



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