The cavity formed between the pleural layer surrounding the lungs and the other layer lining the chest wall.
The potential space between the visceral pleura and parietal pleura.
A space enclosed by the pleura, the thin covering that protects and cushions the lungs.
virtual space surrounding lungs, one of the 3 intraembryonic ceoloms (pericardial, pleural, peroitoneal). Embryonic origin: walls derived from pericardioperitoneal canals, intraembryonic coelom , coelomic spaces , lateral mesoderm, mesoderm. (More? Respiratory Notes)
the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs
a closed space within the chest walls that houses the lungs
A narrow space between the visceral and parietal pleurae that contains pleural fluid.
the space enclosed by the pleura, which is a thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the interior wall of the chest cavity.
The cavity, defined by a thin membrane (the pleural membrane or pleura), which contains the lungs.
The space between the sheets of pleura (one covering the inside of the thoracic cavity, the other covering the outside of the lungs).
The space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura. The pleural cavity (also called pleural space) is a potential space, meaning that it is normally not occupied with anything more that a tiny amount fluid that serves as a lubricant for the visceral and parietal pleural surfaces. The pressure within the pleural cavity is normally negative (i.e., a vacuum) with respect to the atmosphere and this helps keep the lung inflated to the fullest extent possible. However, if the lung surface or chest wall is damaged, air can enter the pleural cavity resulting in collapse of the lung (see pneumothorax). Fluid can also accumulate in these spaces (see pleural effusion) and compress the lungs, thus impairing breathing.
Cavity formed by the serous membrane sac surrounding the lungs.
a space, normally empty, that lies between the two layers of the pleura.
the cavity between the lungs and the wall of the thorax
The space between the lungs and the chest wall. The cavity is lined by the pleura.
The area of the thorax that contains the lungs.
A space enclosed by the pleura, thin tissue covering the lungs and lining the interior wall of the chest cavity. It is bound by thin membranes.
The lungs are surrounded by two membranes, the pleurae. The outer pleura is attached to the chest wall and is known as the parietal pleura; the inner one is attached to the lung and other visceral tissues and is known as the visceral pleura. In between the two is a thin space known as the pleural cavity or pleural space.