pleural cavity

The space enclosed by the pleura, which is a thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the interior wall of the chest cavity.

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  • pleural cavity — n the space that is formed when the two layers of the pleura spread apart called also pleural space * * * the space between the visceral and parietal pleura, which is normally very small as the pleural membranes are in close contact. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pleural cavity — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = cavitas pleuralis GraySubject = 238 GrayPage = 1088 Caption = Front view of thorax, showing the relations of the pleuræ and lungs to the chest wall. Pleura in blue; lungs in purple. Caption2 = A transverse… …   Wikipedia

  • pleural cavity — noun the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart • Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum • Part Meronyms: ↑pleura * * * noun 1. : the space between the two layers of p …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleural cavity — the space between the visceral and parietal pleura, which is normally very small as the pleural membranes are in close contact. The introduction of fluid (pleural effusion) or gas separates the pleural surfaces and increases the volume of the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pleural cavity — a narrow, fluid filled space between the pleural membranes of the lung and the inner chest wall. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • pleural cavity — noun The body cavity that surrounds the lungs and is enclosed by the pleura …   Wiktionary

  • Полость Плевральная (Pleural Cavity) — пространство между висцеральной и париетальной плеврой; обычно оно щелевидное, так как листки плевры очень тесно прилегают друг к другу. Появление жидкости (плеврального выпота (pleural effiision)) или газа в этой полости разделяет плевральные… …   Медицинские термины

  • Pleural disease — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D010995 Pleural diseases include: * Pneumothorax: a collection of air within the pleural cavity, arising… …   Wikipedia

  • Pleural effusion — Excess fluid between the two membranes that envelop the lungs. These membranes are called the visceral and parietal pleurae. The visceral pleura wraps around the lung while the parietal pleura lines the inner chest wall. There is normally a small …   Medical dictionary

  • Pleural effusion — ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D010996 Pleural effusion is excess fluid that accumulates in the pleural cavity, the fluid filled space that surrounds the lungs. Excessive amounts of such fluid can impair… …   Wikipedia

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