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- adj. Of, relating to, or affecting the pleura, or the sides of the thorax.
- adj. Thin and transparent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the pleura or pleuræ, or to the sides of the thorax.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a pleura or the pleuræ as, the pleural investment of the lungs; the pleural cavity; pleural effusion or adhesions. Also pleuric.
- Pertaining to a rib or a pleuron, or to the ribs or the pleura collectively; costal; situated on the side of the thorax or chest.
- Lateral, in general; situated on the side of the body: correlated with dorsal, ventral, etc.
- In arthropods, pertaining to an arthropleura or pleurite: applied to the lateral limb-bearing section of an arthromere, between the sternite and the tergite. See cuts under Brachyura and Trilobita.
- Especially, in entomology, lateral and thoracic: as, a pleural sclerite; a pleural segment of a thoracic somite.
- n. A pleural process. Specifically: One of the bones that in turtles overlie and unite with the ribs, forming the greater portion of the carapace; a costal: correlative with neural. Most commonly used in the plural.
- n. In fishes, one of the long rays of bone attached to the side of the vertebras and extending downward partly around the abdominal cavity; a rib.
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- adj. of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax
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Mesothelioma that affects the pleura can cause these signs and symptoms: chest wall pain pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung shortness of breath fatigue or anemia wheezing, hoarseness, or cough blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up hemoptysis
The thin space between the lungs and the rib walls, called the pleural cavity, is in health a vacuum.
The two layers are continuous with one another around and below the root of the lung; in health they are in actual contact with one another, but the potential space between them is known as the pleural cavity.
In Barrow, Bob Pointer, a trade union official who helped found asbestos care group BARDS, said he will be deeply disappointed if the government has decided not to attempt overturn the House of Lords ruling which stopped people claiming for the lung scarring called pleural plaques.
The fund and research centre were welcomed last night, but opponents were quick to criticise the Government's decision not to overturn a 2007 law lords 'ruling which left sufferers of a condition known as pleural plaques ineligible for compensation.
She was taken to hospital with a tumour in her jaw and fluid leaking from her lungs (known as a pleural effusion).
The lungs are enclosed by the pleural cavity, which is itself surrounded by two membranes that secrete an oily matter called pleural fluid, which permeates the Pleural cavity.
These membrane secret an oily fluid called pleural fluid.
The lungs are sorrounded by a narrow shape called pleural cavaty.
a surgeon, examined four patients with a rare and deadly lung-sac cancer called pleural mesothelioma, which strikes about 3,000 people a year.