Thoracic Cavity

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Haematology and Anatomy (Thorax and Upper Limb) Flashcards on Thoracic Cavity, created by gina_evans0312 on 01/11/2014.

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Lung Coating Membrane Pleura
Visceral Pleura Closest to the lungs & cannot be removed
Pleural Cavity- Location Space between two pleural membranes
Pleural Cavity- Role Helps prevent lung collapse and provides smooth lung movement
Pleural Fluid Found in pleural cavity for lubrication
Pleural Fluid Production Mesothelial cells that line pleura
Parietal pleura Outer pleural membrane, provides diaphragmatic recess
Diaphragmatic Recess Area created by space between pleural membranes, where no lung fills it up
Visceral and Parietal Pleura are both... One continuous membrane
Pneumothorax Air in pleural cavity- very dangerous
Pelural Effusion Excess pleural fluid produced reducing space for lung expansion
Pleural Effusion Symptoms Breathlessness and Sharp Chest Pain
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