What lines the thoracic cavity?


What lines the thoracic cavity?

Thoracic Cavity:

The thoracic cavity is the second largest body cavity, only smaller than the abdominal or abdominopelvic cavity. Most people know this cavity as the chest cavity. It houses the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, thymus gland, and several lymph nodes.

Answer and Explanation:

The thoracic cavity is lined with membrane known as the parietal pleura. This membrane is a serous membrane that secretes pleural fluid, a lubricant...

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