Definition of Pleurae. Meaning of Pleurae. Synonyms of Pleurae

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Definition of Pleurae

Pleurae
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.

Meaning of Pleurae from wikipedia

- The pulmonary pleurae (sing. pleura) are the two opposing layers of serous membrane overlying the lungs and the inside of the surrounding chest walls...
- pleural space, or interpleural space, is the potential space between the pleurae of the pleural sac that surrounds each lung. A small amount of serous pleural...
- inflammation of the membranes that surround the lungs and line the chest cavity (pleurae). This can result in a sharp chest pain while breathing. Occasionally the...
- lungs are encased in a serous membrane that folds in on itself to form the pleurae – a two-layered protective barrier. The inner visceral pleura covers the...
- mediastinum lies within the thorax and is enclosed on the right and left by pleurae. It is surrounded by the chest wall in front, the lungs to the sides and...
- acutely angled junction ("reflection") between the costal and diaphragmatic pleurae, and is interpreted two-dimensionally on plain X-rays as the costophrenic...
- respiratory tract including the trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleurae, pleural cavity, the nerves and muscles of respiration. Respiratory diseases...
- thickening is an increase in the bulkiness of one or both of the pulmonary pleurae. Pleural plaques are patchy collections of hyalinized collagen in the parietal...
- Pleural effusion, in which there is fluid abnormally present between the two pleurae of the lungs, is detected by an X-ray of the chest, showing fluid collecting...
- helps to maintain a functional vacuum between the parietal and visceral pleurae. Excess fluid within the pleural space can impair inspiration by upsetting...