Definition of Pleura. Meaning of Pleura. Synonyms of Pleura

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Definition of Pleura

Pleura
Pleura Pleu"ra, n., pl. of Pleuron.
Pleura
Pleura Pleu"ra, n.; pl. L. Pleur[ae], E. Pleuras. [NL., n. fem., fr. Gr. ? a rib, the side.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane. (b) The closed sac formed by the pleural membrane about each lung, or the fold of membrane connecting each lung with the body wall. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Pleuron.
Pleura
Pleuron Pleu"ron, n.; pl. Pleura. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a rib.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the sides of an animal. (b) One of the lateral pieces of a somite of an insect. (c) One of lateral processes of a somite of a crustacean.

Meaning of Pleura from wikipedia

- pleurae (sing. pleura) are the two layers of the in****ted sac surrounding each lung and attaching to the thoracic cavity. The visceral pleura is the delicate...
- lung. A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membranous pleural sac. The outer pleura (parietal pleura) is attached...
- to T11. The intercostal nerves are distributed chiefly to the thoracic pleura and abdominal peritoneum and differ from the anterior rami of the other...
- buildup of excess fluid, will more often than not force the two layers of the pleura apart so they don't rub against each other when breathing. This can relieve...
- pleura. The hilum is the large triangular depression where the connection between the parietal pleura (covering the rib cage) and the visceral pleura...
- Pleuropneumonia is inflammation of the lungs and pleura, pleurisy being the inflammation of the pleura alone. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia – a disease...
- asbestos-induced disease of the pleura, but it may also result from other types of chronic scarring and thickening of the pleura. Treatment is directed at correcting...
- by the parietal layer of the pleura and reabsorbed by the lymphatics in the most dependent parts of the parietal pleura, primarily the diaphragmatic and...
- tips of the cavity, located at the junction of the costal pleura and diaphragmatic pleura (in the costophrenic angle). It measures approximately 5 cm...
- chemicals cause irritation between the parietal and the visceral layers of the pleura which closes off the space between them and prevents further fluid from...
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