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Word definitions for pleural in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pleural \Pleu"ral\, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pleura or pleur[ae], or to the sides of the thorax.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. 1 Of, relating to, or affecting the pleuron, or the sides of the thorax. 2 thin and transparent.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1835, from pleura + -al (1). Alternative pleuric is attested from 1825.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax; "pleural muscles"

Usage examples of pleural.

Van Duyn knew that wound was killing his countryman quickly, filling the pleural space with blood and pressure that had probably started a mediastinal shift, pushing toward the uninjured side, straining the heart and placing even greater demands on the overworked right lung.

At the postmortem there was found a defect in the diaphragm on the left side, permitting herniation of the stomach and first part of the duodenum into the left pleural cavity.

In one case the pleural cavity was washed out with a five per cent solution of boric acid and was followed by distressing symptoms, vomiting, weak pulse, erythema, and death on the third day.

Subsequently pleurisy, pneumonia, or even pus in the pleural cavity often result.

The right lung was engorged and somewhat compressed by the blood in the pleural cavity.

About this stage of the operation an unfortunate accident happened--the iodoform tampon, which protected the exposed pleural cavity, was drawn into this cavity during a deep inspiration, and could not be found.

Krabbel mentions a patient who was run over by an empty coal car, and who died on the fifth day from suffocation due to an effusion into the right pleural cavity.

She suffered from pleural effusion, which, on aspiration, proved to be chyle.

There were two remarkable instances of recovery after penetration of the pleural cavity by arrows.

Kugler recites the description of the case of an arrow-wound of the thorax, complicated by frightful dyspnea and blood in the pleural cavity and in the bronchi, with recovery.

Then he tied off the carotid arteries, clamped the trachea and esophagus, cut through the diaphragm and the pleural sac, and removed the heart and the lungs together.

My ribs felt like glass, broken glass ripping through the muscle sheathing and pleural tissue.

As the air began to rush out of the pleural space through the valve, it made a honking sound, further startling the onlookers.

Instead of air going in and out when he breathes, it gets trapped in the pleural lining between the lung and the chest wall.

The air builds up in the pleural space and begins pressing on the lung.