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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The intrapleural space is comprised of two pleural membranes, the potential space between them, and a thin film of fluid.
To reiterate, the intrapleural space is normally a potential space.
Because Starling's law governs the movement of fluid into and out of the intrapleural space, the same factors that influence the movement of fluid across capillary membranes come into play.
A transudate is a thin, clear, watery liquid that enters the intrapleural space because excess fluid filters out of the vasculature from the subpleural area.