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serous membrane
covers the viscera within the thoracic and abdominal cavities and lines the walls of the thorax and abdomen; thin, slippery double layer; 2 parts
parietal layer (serous membrane)
lines the walls of the cavities
visceral layer
covers and adheres to the viscera within the cavities
pleura
serous membrane of the pleura cavities; 2 parts
visceral pleura
clings to the surface of the lungs
parietal pleura
lines the chest wall, covering the superior surface of the diaphragm
pericardium
serous membrane of the pericardial cavity; 2 parts
visceral pericardium
covers the surface of the heart
parietal pericardium
lines the chest wall
peritoneum
the serous membrane of the abdominal cavity
visceral peritonium
covers the abdominal viscera
parietal peritoneum
lines the abdominal wall, covering the inferior surface of the diaphragm
retroperitoneal
organs located between the parietal peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall; kidneys, adrenal glands, pancreas, duodenum of the small intestine, ascending and descending colons of the large intestine, and portions of the abdominal aorta nad inferior vena cave