pleural cavity

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pleural cavity

[′plu̇r·əl ¦kav·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
The potential space included between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura.
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However, the embolic event in the pulmonary vasculature often damages lung tissue further contributing to the leaking of fluid into the intrapleural space.
Depending on the pathological condition responsible for its formation, the excess serous fluid in the intrapleural space will have the characteristics of either of these two classes.
The accumulation of blood in the intrapleural space is most commonly caused by one of two conditions ^ trauma and carcinomas.
Infrequently, a,,milk-like[per thousand] substance invades the intrapleural space.