parietal pleura

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pa·ri·e·tal pleur·a

[TA]
the serous membrane that lines the different parts of the wall of the pulmonary cavity; called costal, diaphragmatic, and mediastinal, according to the parts invested.
Synonym(s): pleura parietalis [TA]

parietal pleura

the outer layer of the pleura, lining the walls of the thoracic cavity.

pa·ri·e·tal pleu·ra

(pă-rī'ĕ-tăl plūr'ă) [TA]
The serous membrane that lines the different parts of the wall of the pulmonary cavity; called costal, diaphragmatic, and mediastinal, according to the parts invested.

parietal pleura

The serous membrane that lines the chest cavity; it extends from the mediastinal roots of the lungs and covers the sides of the pericardium to the chest wall and backward to the spine. The visceral and parietal pleural layers are separated only by a lubricating secretion. These layers may become adherent or separated by air or by blood, pus, or other fluids, when the lungs or chest wall are injured or inflamed.
Synonym: costal pleura
See also: pleura