• tissue
  • These cells form to create the mesothelium, which is the major tissue layer of the serous membranes. (blogspot.com)
  • Similarly, the pleura makes it easier for the lungs to expand by reducing friction between them and the surrounding tissues, but also makes the outer layer of the lungs cling to the surrounding tissue, which helps keep them from collapsing inwards. (wisegeek.org)
  • lungs
  • Mesothelioma is most common in the pleura which is the outer lining of the lungs, but it can also arise in the peritoneum or the pericardium which protects the heart. (blogspot.com)
  • Depending on where the membrane is located in the body, it may be called different things: for instance, the serous membrane around the heart is called the pericardium , while that around the lungs is called the pleura , and that surrounding the testes is called the tunica vaginalis . (wisegeek.org)