pleural

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Related to pleural infection: Light's criteria, Pulmonary effusion

pleu·ra 1

 (plo͝or′ə)
n. pl. pleu·rae (plo͝or′ē)
A thin serous membrane in mammals that envelops each lung and folds back to make a lining for the chest cavity.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek, side, rib.]

pleu′ral adj.

pleu·ra 2

 (plo͝or′ə)
n.
Plural of pleuron.

pleu·ron

 (plo͝or′ŏn′)
n. pl. pleu·ra (plo͝or′ə)
Either of the two lateral portions of a body segment of an arthropod.

[New Latin, from Greek, side, rib.]

pleu·ral adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pleural - of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax; "pleural muscles"
Translations

pleural

[ˈplʊərl] adjpleurico/a

pleur·al

a. pleural, rel. a la pleura;
___ cavitycavidad ___;
___ effusionderrame ___;
___ fibrosisfibrosis ___;
___ mesotheliomaendotelioma maligno ___.

pleural

adj pleural
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BTS guidelines for the management of pleural infection in children.
Intrapleural streptokinase was of no benefit in patients with pleural infection in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Pleural infection due to Yersinia enterocolitica is rare.