Which serous membrane attaches to organs?
Because internal organs are called viscera, the portion of the serous membrane that attached to an organ is called the visceral layer.
A serous membrane lines the body cavities and also covers the organs inside the cavities. The upper cells produce the lubricating serous fluid. This fluid has a consistency similar to thin mucus. There is a connective tissue layer that provides the blood vessels and nerves for the overlying secretory cells, and also serves as the binding layer which allows the whole serous membrane to adhere to organs and other structures.
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…