Pleurisy meaning

plo͝orĭ-sē
Inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring as a complication of a disease such as pneumonia, accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.
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Inflammation of the pleura, characterized by difficult, painful breathing and often accompanied by the exudation of liquid into the chest cavity.
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Inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring as a complication of a disease such as pneumonia, accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.
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An inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring because of complications of a respiratory disease or condition such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, pleural injury, or asbestos exposure. Pleurisy is usually accompanied by the accumulation of fluid between the pleurae, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.
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(pathology) Inflammation of lung pleura.
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Origin of pleurisy

  • Middle English pluresy from Old French pleuresie from Late Latin pleurīsis alteration of Latin pleurītis from Greek pleura side -ītis -itis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition