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Descriptions of Pleura

Pleura: A thin layer of tissue covering the lungs and lining the interior wall of the chest cavity. It protects and cushions the lungs. This tissue secretes a small amount of fluid that acts as a lubricant, allowing the lungs to move smoothly in the chest cavity while breathing.
Source: National Institute of Health

Pleura: the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
Source: WordNet 2.1

Pleura : The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Pleura : The covering of the lungs and the inner surface of the chest.

Summary Information: Pleura

Pleura: The pleura is a two layered membrane that encloses the lungs. Between the two layers of the pleura is a space, called the pleural space, which contains pleural fluid. The pleura is important to healthy respiration.

Closely Related Organs: Pleura

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Pleura

The following conditions are related to the organ: Pleura:

Sub Parts: Pleura

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Pleura

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Pleura:

Condition count: 3 ; see list below.

Organ types: Lung (73)

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Diseases List for Pleura:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Pleura' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:




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