Visceral and parietal pleura

What are visceral and parietal pleura? The surface of your lungs and chest wall are covered by a thin type of tissue called pleura. The pleura that covers the lung is called the visceral pleura and the pleura that covers the chest wall is known as the parietal pleura. The two layers of pleurae can …
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What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that starts from specialized mesothelial cells. These cells are normally found on the outside surface of the lungs and the intra-abdominal organs such as the colon and small intestine. Another name for mesothelioma is malignant mesothelioma. What causes mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is associated with asbestos exposure in …
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