pleurodesis

noun

pleu·​rod·​e·​sis plu̇-ˈräd-ə-səs How to pronounce pleurodesis (audio)
: obliteration of the pleural cavity by inducing adherence of the visceral and parietal pleural layers (as by the use of sclerosing agents or surgical abrasion) especially to treat pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and chylothorax

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“Pleurodesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pleurodesis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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