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.
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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
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Translations
PleurahöhlePleuraspalt
pleŭro
cavidad pleural
pleuraholtepleurale ruimte
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Intrapleural space is present between these two layers, which typically consists of fluid secreted by these membranes.
D (1998) They studied, to ascertain, by telethermography and clinical observation, the effect of injecting anaesthetic solutions into the intrapleural space on thoracic sympathetic chains and splanchnic nerves.
When total lung compliance was normal, 50% of applying Paw was transmitted to intrapleural space; therefore decrease in lung compliance led to a further reduction in the transmission of Paw to intrapleural space [4].
The speculation is that these macrophages then move to the lymphatic system, and ultimately enter the intrapleural space.