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

- (sing. pleura) are the two opposing layers of serous membrane overlying the lungs and the inside of the surrounding chest walls. The inner pleura, called...
- visceral pleura and is separated from the outer membrane the parietal pleura by just the film of pleural fluid in the pleural cavity. The visceral pleura follows...
- Pleuropneumonia is inflammation of the lungs and pleura, pleurisy being the inflammation of the pleura alone. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia – a disease...
- 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...
- to T11. The intercostal nerves are distributed chiefly to the thoracic pleura and abdominal peritoneum, and differ from the anterior rami of the other...
- obliterated. It involves the adhesion of the visceral and the costal pleura. The mediastinal pleura is spared. Pleurodesis is performed to prevent recurrence of...
- pleura. The hilum is the large triangular depression where the connection between the parietal pleura (covering the rib cage) and the visceral pleura...
- that includes the pleura, lungs, and heart, while the pleural space is only the space between the Parietal pleura and visceral pleura surrounding lungs...
- 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...
- pleura itself as can occur with infection, pulmonary embolus, tuberculosis, mesothelioma and other conditions. A pneumothorax is a hole in the pleura...