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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.
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.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Pleura:
The following conditions are related to the organ: Pleura:
The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Pleura:
These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Pleura:
Condition count: 3 ; see list below.
Organ types: Lung (73)
Organs: list of all organs
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