Definitions for "MESOTHELIAL CELLS"
Specialized cells making up the membranes that line the chest and abdominal cavity. Mesothelial cells help protect these organs by producing a lubricating fluid that allows the organs to move without irritating the nerves.
cells of the pleura. These produce the fluid that usually fills the gap between the parietal and visceral layers of pleura. These cells sometimes become cancerous producing the condition “Mesothelioma
Specialized cells forming a tissue called the mesothelium which lines the chest cavity, abdominal cavity, and the cavity around the heart. These cells also cover the outer surface of most internal organs.