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Medical Dictionary


noun pleu·ri·sy \ˈplr-ə-sē\
plural pleu·ri·sies

Medical Definition of PLEURISY

:  inflammation of the pleura that is typically characterized by sudden onset, painful and difficult respiration, and exudation of fluid or fibrinous material into the pleural cavity—called also pleuritis; see dry pleurisy, wet pleurisy
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