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The Pleural Membranes

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1The layer of the pleural membrane that is attached to the surface of the lung is the...
A)parietal pleura.
B)visceral pleura.
C)intrapleural fluid.
D)pleural cavity.
E)thoracic pleura.



2The outermost layer of the pleural membrane is the...
A)parietal pleura.
B)visceral pleura.
C)intrapleural fluid.
D)pleural cavity.
E)thoracic pleura.



3The fluid filled area between the pleural layers is the...
A)parietal pleura.
B)visceral pleura.
C)intrapleural fluid.
D)pleural cavity.
E)thoracic pleura.



4The pleural membranes function like a fluid filled balloon that completely surrounds the heart.
A)True
B)False



5The pleural membranes completely surround the each lung.
A)True
B)False







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