The outer coat is the serous membrane which lines the abdomen,--the peritoneum (note, p. 135).
Peritonitis is an inflammation of the serous membrane lining the cavity of and covering the viscera contained within the abdomen.
By the time that these changes are effected, the serous membrane and amnion are both very thin and not easily separable.
Pleura, the serous membrane that lines the interior of the thorax and invests the lungs.
To remove the morbidly increased action in the serous membrane or tissue, which is its proximate cause.
Secretions are constantly maintained, during life, from the serous membrane, by the action of the internal exhalants.
Pleurisy is an inflammation of the serous membrane lining the chest cavity and enveloping the lungs.
In the early stage of pleurisy the serous membrane is dry, and as the disease advances the membrane becomes unnaturally moist.
At other times, the chronic inflammation continues, and finally extends to the serous membrane, giving rise to the effusion.
serous membrane n.
A thin, two-part membrane that secretes a serous fluid and lines a closed body cavity, covering the organs that lie within that cavity. Also called serosa, serous tunic.