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1. Pleura
The very thin, transparent membrane which covers the inside surface of the chest wall and diaphragm and the outer surface of the lungs.

2. Pleura
A thin sheet of epithelium that covers the inside of the thoracic cavity and the outer surface of the lungs.

3. Pleural cavity
The space between the sheets of pleura (one covering the inside of the thoracic cavity, the other covering the outside of the lungs).

4. Pleural effusion
Pleural effusion is the accumulation of fluid in the chest cavity, between the cavity and the lung. Pleural effusion in large volumes can constrict the expansion of the lungs and lead to respiratory failure. Infection and cancer are two main causes of pleural effusion.

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