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Term:abnormal pleural cavity morphology
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Definition:any structural anomaly of the potential space between the two pleurae (visceral and parietal) of the lungs; the pleural cavity, with its associated pleurae, aids optimal functioning of the lungs during breathing; it normally contains a thin film of serous fluid which lubricates the opposed pleural membranes so that they can glide smoothly against one another during ventilation
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal intrapleural space morphology;   abnormal pleural space morphology

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  mammalian phenotype 4926
    respiratory system phenotype 15
      abnormal respiratory system morphology 15
        abnormal pleural cavity morphology 0
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