The smooth serous membrane which closely covers the lungs and the adjacent surfaces of the thorax; the pleural membrane.
The closed sac formed by the pleural membrane about each lung, or the fold of membrane connecting each lung with the body wall.
The thin transparent membrane that lines the chest wall and doubles back to cover the lungs, thereby forming a continuous sac enclosing the narrow pleural cavity. The inner faces of the cavity are lubricated by fluid to ease breathing movements.
the serous membrane which lines the thoracic cavity and covers the lungs.
The serous membrane that lines the pleural cavities.
T he membrane around the lungs and lining of the chest cavity.
(pler-uh) : the membrane around the lungs and lining of the chest cavity.
The thin lining that covers the lungs and the inside of the chest wall that cushions the lungs. Mesothelioma is cancer of the pleura.
Thin, transparent membrane covering the lungs and lining the chest cavity.
( PLAE- UR-AH ) THE 3 MICRON THICK,COMBINATION OF LAYERS, OF ELASTIC EPITHELIAL,NERVE & CONNECTIVE CELLS, THAT ENCLOSE HEALTHY LUNGS AND MUSCLES ( WARBURG 1932 -IUPAC 1948 )
(PLUR-uh) Thin layer of tissue covering the lungs and lining the interior wall of the chest cavity that protects and cushions the lungs. It secretes a lubricant that allows the lungs to move within the chest cavity during breathing.
the delicate serous membranous lining designed to keep the lungs together and to prevent friction while breathing. It covers the lungs and lines the chest wall. The parietal pleura lines the inner surface of the chest wall, and the visceral pleura covers the outer surface.
(-ae) G. = rib, side; serous membrane covering lungs and lining thorax; parietal and visceral pleurae.
membrane lining the thoracic cavity and outer surface of the lungs
A thin membrane that covers the lungs (visceral pleura) and thorax adjacent to the lungs (parietal pleura).
the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
Greek = a rib. Later used to name the serous membrane lining the chest walls and the lung on each side.
a thin, transparent double membrane that covers the lungs and lines the inside of the chest walls. There are two layers of this membrane. The inner (visceral) layer of the pleura is attached to the lungs and the outer (parietal) layer is attached to the chest wall. The pleural membranes prevent the lung from making direct contact with the chest wall and the diaphragm. Also referred to as the “serous coat
The lining of the lungs. There are two linings with fluid between them for lubrication.
The membrane covering of the lungs
The delicate tissue wrapper surrounding the lungs.
the membrane that surrounds the lungs that secretes a fluid which allows the lungs to move as they inhale and exhale.
(PLOOR-aw) The serous membrane associated with the lungs. It consists of an inner visceral pleural and an outer parietal pleura. Plural form is pleurae.
membrane that covers the outside of the lung.
The serous membranes covering the lungs (visceral pleura) and lining the inner aspect of the pleural cavity (parietal pleura).
The thin covering that cushions and protects the lungs. The pleura are made up of two layers of tissue separated by a small amount of fluid.
A thin lining or membrane around the lungs or chest cavity. This lining can become thickened or calcified in asbestos-related disease.
A thin sheet of epithelium that covers the inside of the thoracic cavity and the outer surface of the lungs.
The membrane lining the lungs and chest cavity.
the linings of the lung.
lateral portion of thoracic segment
One of the two thin, smooth membranes lining the interior of the chest and covering the surface of the lungs.
Series of membranes lining the inside of the chest and enveloping the lungs.
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY.
Membranous coverings of lungs.
A protective double layer of serous membrane around the lungs. The parietal membrane is the outer layer and the visceral layer is the inner membrane. It secretes a thin, watery fluid to reduce friction associated with lung movement.
The lining that surrounds the lungs and prevents the lungs from rubbing against the ribs.
The membrane that covers the lungs and lines the chest cavity.
Mesothelial membrane that covers the lungs (visceral pleura) and lines the chest wall (parietal pleura). The 'potential space' between the two layers of pleura normally contains a few cc of lubricating fluid, but may become filled with fluid ( pleural effusion) in certain conditions.
(PLOOR-a) A thin layer of tissue covering the lungs and the wall of the chest cavity to protect and cushion the lungs. A small amount of fluid that acts as a lubricant allows the lungs to move smoothly in the chest cavity during breathing.
Membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the thoracic cavity.
membranes which line the chest wall and cover the lungs.
two fibrous sheets of tissue that cover the lungs and help to protect them
Two sheets of skin-like body tissue that cover each lung.
the tissue surrounding the lungs in the thoracic cavity
Membranous cavity that surrounds the lungs.
The thin covering that protects and cushions the lungs. The pleura is made up of two layers of tissue that are separated by a small amount of fluid.
either of a pair of two-walled sacs of serous membrane that covers and protect the lung.
Lining of the lung.
A delicate membrane that encloses the lungs. The pleura is divided into two areas separated by fluid--the visceral pleura, which covers the lungs, and the parietal pleura, which lines the chest wall and covers the diaphragm.
Covering layer of the lungs and the inside of the chest.
The 2 membranes, partial pleura and visceral pleura, that line the chest wall and cover the lungs.
the mesothelium (q.v.) surrounding the lungs
(PLOOR-a) 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.
(pl., pleurae) lateral (side) part of thoraxic segment or lateral (non axial) part of pygidium.
Two thin layers of tissue, one covering the lung and one lining the wall of the chest cavity, that protect and cushion the lungs. These two layers of tissue are separated by a small amount of fluid that acts as a lubricant, allowing the lungs to move smoothly during breathing.
The membrane surrounding the lungs and lining the walls of the chest cavity.
A serous membrane that surrounds both lungs and is replicated upon the walls of the thorax and diaphragm. Secretions assist with decreasing the resistance during respiratory movement