Definition of Pleural space

1. Noun. The small potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura.

Generic synonyms: Space



Medical Definition of Pleural space

1. Although reference is often made to the pleural space (one dictionary defines pleural effusion as the presence of fluid in the pleural space ), there is normally only a small amount of fluid between the two layers of the pleura. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleural Space

pleural effusion in newborn
pleural fluid
pleural fremitus
pleural friction rub
pleural lines
pleural lobe
pleural needle biopsy
pleural neoplasms
pleural plaque
pleural pressure
pleural rale
pleural reaction
pleural recesses
pleural rub
pleural sinuses
pleural space (current term)
pleural stripe
pleural villi
pleuralgia
pleuralgias
pleurant
pleurants
pleurapophyses
pleurapophysial
pleurapophysis
pleuras
pleurectomy
pleurenchyma
pleuretic
pleuric

Literary usage of Pleural space

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

1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"From now on the pleural space grows more rapidly than the pericardial, as shown in Fig. 49. I have a number of embryos which represent intermediate stages ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"The accumulation of bloody serum in the pleural space ... Operation was done, August z, 1893, for the removal of Huid from the pleural space, by incision in ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"tors, and good visible access is gained to the upper part of the mediastinum and the pleural space. A second method is to split the sternum down the middle ..."

4. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1919)
"This should be one of the lower five; above the seventh rib the diaphragm cannot be approximated to the intercostal muscles to close the pleural space. ..."

5. Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs, and Pleura by Frederick Taylor Lord (1915)
"Owing to the constant elastic tension of the lungs there is in the potential pleural space a negative pressure which is greater during inspiration than in ..."

6. Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis (1917)
"This may be noted by palpation or percussion; usually the latter. On the left side the filling of the complementary pleural space and the flattening of the ..."

7. Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis, Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1920)
"On the left side the filling of the complementary pleural space and the flattening of the diaphragm sometimes causes a disappearance of the tympanitic area ..."

8. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1917)
"A suitable culture- medium is provided by the hemorrhagic effusion which collects in the pleural space after operation. There is necrotic tissue both in the ..."

9. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"From now on the pleural space grows more rapidly than the pericardial, as shown in Fig. 49. I have a number of embryos which represent intermediate stages ..."

10. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"The accumulation of bloody serum in the pleural space ... Operation was done, August z, 1893, for the removal of Huid from the pleural space, by incision in ..."

11. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"tors, and good visible access is gained to the upper part of the mediastinum and the pleural space. A second method is to split the sternum down the middle ..."

12. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1919)
"This should be one of the lower five; above the seventh rib the diaphragm cannot be approximated to the intercostal muscles to close the pleural space. ..."

13. Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs, and Pleura by Frederick Taylor Lord (1915)
"Owing to the constant elastic tension of the lungs there is in the potential pleural space a negative pressure which is greater during inspiration than in ..."

14. Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis (1917)
"This may be noted by palpation or percussion; usually the latter. On the left side the filling of the complementary pleural space and the flattening of the ..."

15. Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis, Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1920)
"On the left side the filling of the complementary pleural space and the flattening of the diaphragm sometimes causes a disappearance of the tympanitic area ..."

16. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1917)
"A suitable culture- medium is provided by the hemorrhagic effusion which collects in the pleural space after operation. There is necrotic tissue both in the ..."

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