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Descriptor in English: Pleura
Descriptor in Spanish: Pleura
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pleura
Descriptor in French: Plèvre
Entry term(s): Parietal Pleura
Pleura, Parietal
Pleura, Visceral
Visceral Pleura
Tree number(s): A04.716
A10.615.789.736
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: /surg: consider also PNEUMONOLYSIS; inflammation = PLEURISY; PLEURAL CAVITY is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Pleurisy MeSH
Pneumonolysis MeSH
DeCS UI: 11422
Descriptor UI: D010994
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Pleura - Preferred
Concept UI M0017040
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Pleura
Visceral Pleura - Narrower
Concept UI M0475466
Preferred term Visceral Pleura
Entry term(s) Pleura, Visceral
Parietal Pleura - Narrower
Concept UI M0475467
Preferred term Parietal Pleura
Entry term(s) Pleura, Parietal



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