Parietal pleuraParietal pleura A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum. The pleuraland pericardial cavitiesare exaggerated since normally there is no space between parietal and visceral pleura and between pericardiumand heart. Latinpleura parietalis Gray'ssubject #238 1087Nerveintercostal nerves, phrenic nervesDorlands/Elsevierp_24/12646791
The portion of the pleura external to the pulmonary pleura lines the inner surface of the chest wall, covers the diaphragm, and is reflected over the structures occupying the middle of the thorax; this portion is termed the parietal pleura.
The parietal pleura is attached to the wall of the thoracic cavity and innervated by the intercostal nerves
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- Atlas of anatomy at UMich lung_lymph - "Transverse section through lung"
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right • left • lingula • apex • base • root • cardiac notch • cardiac impression • hilum • borders (anterior, posterior, inferior) • surfaces (costal, mediastinal, diaphragmatic) • fissures (oblique, horizontal)conducting zone
trachea (tracheal rings, carina) • bronchi • main bronchus (right, left) • lobar/secondary bronchi (eparterial bronchus) • segmental/tertiary bronchi (bronchopulmonary segment) • bronchiole • terminal bronchiolerespiratory zone pleurae
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