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Pleural cavity

Introduction: Pleural cavity

Description of Pleural cavity

Pleural cavity: The space enclosed by the pleura, which is a thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the interior wall of the chest cavity.
Source: National Institute of Health

Pleural cavity: the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Pleural cavity: cavity within the thoracic cavity consisting of the space between the parietal and visceral pleura; normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
Source: CRISP

Pleural cavity: Paired but separate cavity within the THORACIC CAVITY. It consists of the space between the parietal and visceral PLEURA and normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Pleural cavity: Paired but separate cavity within the THORACIC CAVITY. It consists of the space between the parietal and visceral PLEURA and normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Pleural cavity as an Organ

Pleural cavity (organ): The pleural cavity is located inside the chest area and is the space...more »

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Broader terms for Pleural cavity

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Pleural cavity

The following list attempts to classify Pleural cavity into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • bodily cavity,cavity,cavum
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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