Glossary Term:

Title

pleurodesis

Phonetic

plu-<b>rah</b>-dis-sis or <b>plur</b>-o-<b>DEE</b>-sis

Description

injection of an agent between the layers of the pleura that causes them to fuse to seal off leaks. This procedure helps prevent fluid or air from building up in the pleural cavity, the area between the pleura. See also pleura.