Pleura

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

Two thin layers of tissue, one covering the lung and one lining the wall of the chest cavity, that protect and cushion the lungs. These two layers are separated by a small amount of fluid that acts as a lubricant, and allows the lungs to move smoothly during breathing.

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