Are our organs wet on the outside?



So I guess there are two parts to this question
1) Is there a gap between the inner lining of our torso muscles and our organs
2) If there is, is there some kind of fluid that our organs float in

I do not know much about anatomy

In: Biology

There should not be a gap. But if there is a gap then the cells would treat it as if it were a blood vessel and exchange fluids and nutrients with it just the same. And since there is nothing refilling the gap with more fluids it will all get absorbed by the surrounding cells.

Our organs don’t float! They sit in pouches stuck to the abdominal walls and tissue. The inside of our bodies is moist though, to prevent friction that could tear sensitive organs/tissue

There is a moistness to the exterior of our organs, but they aren’t like sopping wet. I’m a Surg tech and handled many various organs after being removed and they are almost like the slickness of an earthworm. That could also be general blood and fluids from the procedure itself, though.

Take a laundry bag and stuff it with clothing. That’s your torso and all of the organs in it. The organs don’t float. They are nice and tightly packed up.

As far as liquid — think of a paper towel that is pretty damp but not dripping. That’s about how much liquid is in between each organ. Just enough so the organs don’t stick to each other and can move as you move.

All of your organs attach to something, they aren’t free floating. For example, your bowels are connected to your abdominal wall through an organ called the mesentery. Your muscles are connected directly to the bones. The heart is held in place by an organ called the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm. The diaphragm is connected to bones. There are things called ‘connective tissues’ and their job is to hold things in place. So, no, they aren’t held in by fluid, they are held in by web like tissues that are very strong but flexible.

The organs themselves are ‘wet’, more like slimy.

So where are arteries and tendons in all this, like INSIDE The muscle? I think I’m gonna faint.