Definition of Pleural

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax. "Pleural muscles"

Partainyms: Pleura
Derivative terms: Pleura

Definition of Pleural

1. a. Of or pertaining to the pleura or pleuræ, or to the sides of the thorax.

Definition of Pleural

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or affecting the pleura, or the sides of the thorax. ¹

2. Adjective. Thin and transparent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pleural

1. pleura [adj] - See also: pleura

Medical Definition of Pleural

1. Of or pertaining to the pleura or pleurae, or to the sides of the thorax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Pleural Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleural

pleugh
pleughs
pleumato-
pleuntic
pleura
pleura costalis
pleura diaphragmatica
pleura mediastinalis
pleura parietalis
pleura pericardiaca
pleura phrenica
pleura pulmonalis
pleura visceralis
pleuracentesis
pleurae
pleural (current term)
pleural calculus
pleural canal
pleural cavity
pleural crackles
pleural cupula
pleural effusion
pleural effusion in newborn
pleural fluid
pleural fremitus
pleural friction rub
pleural lines
pleural lobe
pleural needle biopsy
pleural neoplasms

Literary usage of Pleural

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Correlations were found between the presence of pleural plaques and ... A history of smoking was also associated with pleural plaques (p less than 0.05). ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"Inasmuch as we were unable to find information in the literature concerning the cellular composition of the pleural exudate in influenza, the present study ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"19, B, b, and fig. l (6), ex) are the typical pedal ganglia ; they are joined to the cerebro- pleural ganglia by connectives. ..."

4. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"Friction sounds, of course, do not occur, as the pleural surfaces are not inflamed. II. ... Pneumothorax, or the presence of air in the pleural cavity, ..."

5. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"When, however, the chest ceases to be air-tight, when by a puncture of the chest-wall or diaphragm, air is freely introduced into the pleural chamber, ..."

6. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"When, however, the chest ceases to be air-tight, when by a puncture of the chest- wall or diaphragm, air is freely introduced into the pleural chamber, ..."

7. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1907)
"PULSATING pleural EFFUSIONS. The great infrequency of pulsations of the chest wall in cases of pleural effusion makes the occurrence of interest. ..."

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