Definition of Parietal pleura

1. Noun. Pleura that lines the inner chest walls and covers the diaphragm.

Generic synonyms: Pleura

Definition of Parietal pleura

1. Noun. (anatomy) The portion of the pleura that lines the inner surface of the chest wall and covers the diaphragm. ¹

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Medical Definition of Parietal pleura

1. That which lines the different parts of the wall of the pleural cavity; called costal, diaphragmatic, and mediastinal, according to the parts invested. Synonym: pleura parietalis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Parietal Pleura

parietal layer of leptomeninges
parietal layer of serous pericardium
parietal lobe
parietal lobe epilepsy
parietal lobe of cerebrum
parietal lobes
parietal lymph nodes
parietal margin
parietal nodes
parietal notch
parietal pelvic fascia
parietal pericardium
parietal placentation
parietal plate
parietal pleura (current term)
parietal region
parietal thrombus
parietal tuber
parietal veins
parietal wall
parietic acid

Literary usage of Parietal pleura

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

1. Therapeutic Gazette (1899)
"The thorax was opened to an extent sufficient to allow the introduction of the fingers, which were employed to strip the parietal pleura. ..."

2. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1903)
"Section of the thickened parietal pleura shows a few small, irregular cavities 1 ... On dissection the parietal pleura and fibrous tissue may be peeled with ..."

3. Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology by Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1901)
"Was it a hernia of the lung or of the parietal pleura alone, or a displaced subpleural lymph gland ? The absence of cartilage, epithelial cells, ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"bone of the eighth rib. The remainder of its course and the position of its posterior margin are the same as on the right side. Cut edge of parietal pleura" ..."

5. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"For this purpose the parietal pleura must be separated from the ribs as far ... This can best be done by gently insinuating Cut edge of parietal pleura" ..."

6. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"In consequence of this the surface of the lung covered by visceral pleura can glide on the wall of the cavity, lined as it is by parietal pleura, ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"If after resecting a rib and exposing the back of the parietal pleura we find that no adhesions are present, three procedures are open to us. ..."

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