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(ploor′ē) pl. pleurae [Gr. pleura, rib, side] A serous membrane that enfolds both lungs and is reflected upon the walls of the thorax and diaphragm. The pleurae are moistened with a serous secretion that reduces friction during respiratory movements of the lungs. SEE: pleural effusion; SEE: mediastinum; SEE: thorax;
Venes, Donald, editor. "Pleura." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754132/all/pleurae.
Pleura. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754132/all/pleurae. Accessed October 21, 2019.
Pleura. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754132/all/pleurae
Pleura [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754132/all/pleurae.
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