pleurisy definition

  • noun:
    • swelling of pleura, generally occurring as a complication of an ailment such as pneumonia, followed closely by buildup of fluid inside pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful respiration and coughing.
    • irritation of lung pleura.
    • An inflammation for the pleura, usually accompanied with temperature, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation to the pleural hole.
    • irritation of this pleura.
    • swelling associated with the pleura of this lungs (especially the parietal level)

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