pleurisy

[n] - inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)
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Pleurisy

inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, usually caused by a lung infection; characterised by sharp chest pain
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Pleurisy

Inflammation of the lining of the lung, which causes a sharp pain in the chest on breathing
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Pleurisy

An inflammation of the serous membranes that both surround the lungs and line the inside of the chest cavity; the two membranes supply fluid lubrication between the expanding and contracting lungs and the body.
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pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura
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Pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura.
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Pleurisy

Our Pleurisy Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Pleurisy Pleurisy: Inflammation of the pleura, the linings surrounding the lungs. There are two layers of pleura; one covering the lung and the other covering the inner wall of the chest. These two layers are lubricated by pleural fluid. Pleurisy is frequently...
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Pleurisy

Pleu'ri·sy noun [ French pleurésie , Latin pleurisis , pleuritis , Gr pleyri^tis (sc. no`sos ), from pleyra` rib, side.] (Medicine) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and...
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pleurisy

<chest medicine, pathology> Inflammation of the pleura, with exudation into its cavity and upon its surface. It may occur as either an acute or a chronic process. In acute pleurisy the pleura becomes reddened, then covered with an exudate of lymph, fibrin and cellular elements (the dry stage), the disease may progress to the second stage, in ...
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pleurisy

noun inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)
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pleurisy

(ploor´ĭ-se) inflammation of the pleura; the two common types are fibrinous pleurisy and pleurisy with effusion. The cause may be an infection, injury, or tumor; or it may be a complication of a lung disease such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, a lung abscess, or influenza. Symptoms are cough, fever, chills, sharp pain that ...
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Pleurisy

• (n.) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation into the pleural cavity.
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pleurisy

inflammation of the pleura, the membranes that line the thoracic cavity and fold in to cover the lungs. Pleurisy may be characterized as dry or wet. ... [4 related articles]
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pleurisy

(Gr. pleuritis) inflammation of the pleura, with exudation into its cavity and upon its surface. It may occur as either an acute or a chronic process. In acute pleurisy the pleura becomes reddened, then covered with an exudate of lymph, fibrin, and cellular elements (the dry stage); the disease may progress to the second stage, in which a copiou......
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pleurisy

Contents • Causes of pleurisy • Signs and symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment Pleurisy is inflammation (swelling) of the pleura. The pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue (membrane) that wraps around the outside of the lungs and lines the inside of the chest cavity. Between...
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pleurisy

pleurisy (ploor'isē) , inflammation of the pleura (the membrane that covers the lungs and lines the chest cavity). It is sometimes accompanied by pain and coughing. The inflammation may be dry or it may be accompanied by an effusion, or fluid, that fills the chest cavity; when the effusion...
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pleurisy

Type: Term Pronunciation: plūr′i-sē Definitions: 1. Inflammation of the pleura. Synonyms: pleuritis
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pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura, the thin, secretory membrane that covers the lungs and lines the space in which they rest. Pleurisy is nearly always due to bacterial or viral infection, but may also be a complication of other diseases. Normally the two lung surfaces move easily on one another, lubricated by small quantities of fluid. When the pleura is...
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pleurisy

inflammation of the lungs producing a hacking cough and sharp chest pain.
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Pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the chest cavity. Symptoms are chills, fever, dry cough, and pain in the affected side (a stitch).
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Pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the chest cavity. Symptoms are chills, fever, dry cough, and pain in the affected side (a stitch).
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Pleurisy

Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining surrounding the lungs. There are many possible causes of pleurisy but viral infections spreading from the lungs to pleural cavity are the most common. The inflamed pleural layers rub against each other every time the lungs expand to breathe in air. This can cause sharp...
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Pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the chest cavity. Symptoms are chills, fever, dry cough, a
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