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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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.
The speculation is that these macrophages then move to the lymphatic system, and ultimately enter the intrapleural space.
These were removed from the intrapleural space with no dissection required.
Haemodynamic improvement was rapidly achieved by deflation of the pneumoperitoneum, surgical suctioning of the intrapleural space and subsequent reduction of the insufflation pressure.