What is the serous membrane in the abdominopelvic cavity?
The peritoneum is the serous membrane of the abdominopelvic or
peritoneal cavity.Theparietal peritoneum lines the cavity, and the
visceral peritoneumlines the organs.
Serous membranes line body cavities that do not open directly to the outside, and they cover the organs located in those cavities. Serous membranes are covered by a thin layer of serous fluid that is secreted by the epithelium. Serous fluid lubricates the membrane and reduces friction and abrasion when organs in the thoracic or abdominopelvic cavity move against each other or the cavity wall. Serous membranes have special names given according to their location…