pleural cavity

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pleural cavity

n.
The space that develops between the two pleurae when there is fluid between them. Also called pleural space.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleural cavity - the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heartpleural cavity - the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
pleura - the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
Translations
PleurahöhlePleuraspalt
pleŭro
cavidad pleural
pleuraholtepleurale ruimte
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The pleural membranes appear as a single highly echogenic line that moves while breathing (lung sliding) (7, 8).
In a nutshell, this strives to bring the walls of the two pleural membranes together, which adhere and hence significantly reduce the volume of the pleural space.
Excess fluid results from the disruption of the equilibrium that exists across pleural membranes.