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Descriptor English:   Pleura 
Descriptor Spanish:   Pleura 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Pleura 
Synonyms English:   Parietal Pleura
Pleura, Parietal
Pleura, Visceral
Visceral Pleura  
Tree Number:   A04.716
Definition English:   The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid. 
Indexing Annotation English:   /surg: consider also PNEUMONOLYSIS; inflammation = PLEURISY; PLEURAL CAVITY is also available
See Related English:   Pleurisy
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   11422 
Unique Identifier:   D010994 

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