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pleu·ra 1

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

Plural of pleuron.


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.
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Adj.1.pleural - of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax; "pleural muscles"


[ˈplʊərl] adjpleurico/a


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


adj pleural
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Many studies have reported that pleuroscopy performed by pulmonologists is a safe and effective modality for the diagnosis of pleural effusion (1,2).
7,11-18) Novel, intrapleural treatments, including molecular-based therapies, are now being attempted in patients with pleural DMM.
Stephen Hepburn, MP for Jarrow, said England's two-tier justice system for sufferers of pleural plaques is a "great shame" for the country.
A chest radiograph and spiral thoracic computed tomography showed a large right-sided pleural effusion.
3) We report a case of an intact intraparenchymal bronchogenic cyst with associated pleural effusion which to our knowledge has not been documented in the medical literature.
In June 2010, the Ministry of Justice launched a scheme allowing workers who had developed pleural plaques - scars on the lungs caused by asbestos - to claim pounds 5,000.
But in the five years it has taken Scottish judges to overturn a UK legal ruling, 40 people who had pleural plaques have died.
PRESSURE is mounting on Ministers to compensate pleural plaques victims.
Drug-induced pulmonary diseases due to beta-blockers have been published previously as pulmonary parenchymal infiltration and pleurisy, but bilateral multifocal and extensive pleural thickening alone has not been mentioned previously.
The analysis of pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) was established in 1978 by Piras et al (1).