n. (context anatomy English) The part of the thoracic cavity that surrounds the lungs and is enclosed by the pleurae.
n. the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs
In human anatomy, the pleural cavity is the thin fluid-filled space between the two pulmonary pleurae (visceral and parietal) of each lung. A pleura is a serous membrane which folds back onto itself to form a two-layered membranous pleural sac. The outer pleura ( parietal pleura) is attached to the chest wall, but is separated from it by the endothoracic fascia. The inner pleura ( visceral pleura) covers the lungs and adjoining structures, including blood vessels, bronchi and nerves. The pleural cavity can be viewed as a potential space because the two pleurae adhere to each other (through the thin film of serous liquid) under all normal conditions.
Usage examples of "pleural cavity".
Once he caught a glimpse of a Corpsman medic watching an Etlan doctor draining a pleural cavity of its empyema, his expression showing how dearly he would have liked to roll up his dark green sleeves and wade in himself.
When I was helped up, every nerve cried, and the wound in my side, which had been opened to drain the pus from the pleural cavity, pained horribly.
But the pleural cavity on this side has been filling up with blood and she’.
The composite ghost comes near, using somebody's arm and somebody's eye and Loren's pleural cavity containing somebody's heart and somebody's lung and somebody's other lung and I can feel it all inside him.
The composite ghost comes near, using somebodys arm and somebodys eye and Lorens pleural cavity containing somebodys heart and somebodys lung and somebodys other lung and I can feel it all inside him.
When Conway checked the throat he found it seriously inflamed, and his scanner indicated that the inflammation extended along the bronchi and into the pleural cavity.
There was no blood left, only the putrefied fluid called oily effusate that I collected from the pleural cavity.
But he was a Stack, and so he lay on the operating table as the rubber tube was inserted into the chest cavity to drain off the pus in the pleural cavity, and he heard someone speak his name.
But he was a Stack, and so he lay on the operating table as the rubber tube was inserted into the chest cavity to drain off the pus in the pleural cavity, and heard someone speak his name.
But Doc Stanyard didn't like the way it looked, that big soft clot in the pleural cavity and no real sign of any aneurysm.