mediastinal pleura

The thin membrane that lines the chest cavity in the area between the lungs.

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  • pericardiac pleura — pleura pericardiaca the portion of the mediastinal pleura covering the pericardium and firmly attached to it …   Medical dictionary

  • Diaphragmatic pleura — Front view of thorax, showing the relations of the pleuræ and lungs to the chest wall. Pleura in blue; lungs in purple. Latin p. diaphragmatica Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Costal pleura — Front view of thorax, showing the relations of the pleuræ and lungs to the chest wall. Pleura in blue; lungs in purple …   Wikipedia

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