Serous Membranes Design Pattern
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Design Pattern: Serous Membranes
Taxon notes: covers vertebrates
The JEPD part tree is as follows:
serous sac(a type of
serous sac lumen(a type of
serous membrane(a type of
mesothelium(a type of
serous membane connective tissue(a type of
The mesothelium includes as parts
serous glands, composed of
serous secreting cells
The lumen may be a potential or actual space. When an actual space,
typically consists of
serous fluid secreted by the
TODO: classify mesothelial-cell in CL
Visceral and parietal layers
Terminology note on cavities
It is sometimes ambiguous whether the term "X cavity" refers to the space between the visceral and parietal layers (sometimes potential), or more generally the lumen that contains "X".
Formally, terms like "pericardial cavity" and "pleural cavity" denote the former; however, I have seen instances where they mean the latter. For example, in ZFA "pericardial cavity" denotes the space containing the heart.
Consider naming these "X mesothelial cavity"