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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assisting in creating a negative intrathoracic pressure and reducing friction between pleural membranes, excessive fluid can significantly impair normal respiratory function.
Like thoracentesis, this examination checks whether a pleural effusion is the result of cancer metastasis to the pleural membranes or related to some other condition such as heart failure or an infection.
The intrapleural space is comprised of two pleural membranes, the potential space between them, and a thin film of fluid.