# The lungs are held to the thorax wall by the smooth muscles of the lungs. True or False

The lungs are held to the thorax wall by the smooth muscles of the lungs. True or False

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1. Expert says:

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2. Expert says:

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3. extraemy says:

False.

Explanation:

The lungs are a pair of pyramid shaped organs which are in between the trachea and the left bronchi and connected to both. The diaphragm is a little above them. The lungs are enclosed by the pleurae which are together with the mediastinum. The mesothelial cells which belong to the pleural membrane, make pleural fluid that can work as a lubricant to reduce friction when breathing and as an adhesive to hold the lungs to the thoracic wall which is meant to facilitate the position and movement of the lungs during ventilation.

4. vdkgknsdg4817 says:

False

Explanation

The lungs are two in number and is the main organ for respiration in the body.

The thorax is also known as the chest. It has various parts attached to it such as the heart, lungs, thymus etc.

The mesothelial cells of the pleural membrane create pleural fluid which serves two purposes:

Lubrication

Attachment of the lungs to the thorax aren’t hereby done by the smooth muscles of the lungs.