Name of some specific serous membrane

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Name of some specific serous membrane

Peritoneumserous membrane of Abdominal  cavity
Pleura : serous membrane around the  lungs
Pericardium : serous membrane around the  heart
Peritoneum is the serous membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity. It is composed of a layer of mesothelium supported by a thin layer of connective tissue. The peritoneum both supports the abdominal organs and serves as a conduit for their blood and lymph vessels and nerves.
Each pleura consists of two layers: a visceral layer which is adherent to the lung and a parietal layer which lines the inner aspect of the chest wall, diaphragm and sides of the pericardium and mediastinum.
The pericardium comprises fibrous and serous components. The serous pericardium lines the fibrous pericardium (parietal layer) and is reflected at the vessel roots to cover the heart surface (visceral layer). The serous pericardium provides smooth surfaces for the heart to move against.

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