pleural effusion

noun

Medical Definition of pleural effusion

1 : an exudation of fluid from the blood or lymph into a pleural cavity
2 : an exudate in a pleural cavity

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“Pleural effusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pleural%20effusion. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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