pleurisy


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pleu·ri·sy

 (plo͝or′ĭ-sē)
n.
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.

[Middle English pluresy, from Old French pleuresie, from Late Latin pleurīsis, alteration of Latin pleurītis, from Greek : pleura, side + -ītis, -itis.]

pleu·rit′ic (plo͝o-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

pleurisy

(ˈplʊərɪsɪ)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the pleura, characterized by pain that is aggravated by deep breathing or coughing
[C14: from Old French pleurisie, from Late Latin pleurisis, from Greek pleuritis, from pleura side]
pleuritic adj, n

pleu•ri•sy

(ˈplʊər ə si)

n.
inflammation of the pleura, with or without a liquid effusion in the pleural cavity, characterized by a dry cough and pain in the affected side.
[1350–1400; Middle English pluresy < Old French pleurisie < Late Latin pleurīsis, alter. of Latin pleurītis < Greek pleurîtis. See pleura, -itis]
pleu•rit•ic (plʊˈrɪt ɪk) adj.
pleuritis, pleurisy - Greek pleura, "side" or "rib," came to be used for the "inner lining of the chest; lungs," and pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of this area.
See also related terms for inflammation.

pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura (fluid-secreting coverings of the lungs). It may involve secretion of excess fluid (i.e. pleural effusion), which puts pressure on the lungs. Pleurisy is caused by infection or disease of the lungs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
purulent pleurisy - a collection of pus in the lung cavity
pleuropneumonia - pleurisy and pneumonia
Translations

pleurisy

[ˈplʊərɪsɪ] Npleuresía f, pleuritis f

pleurisy

[ˈplʊərɪsi] npleurésie f

pleurisy

nBrustfellentzündung f, → Pleuritis f (spec)

pleurisy

[ˈplʊərɪsɪ] npleurite f

pleur·i·sy

n. pleuresía, infl. de la pleura.

pleurisy

n pleuresía
References in classic literature ?
It may be mentioned here that Penelope succumbed to a pleurisy which she acquired about six weeks before the marriage; nothing could save her.
That renders it useless to get a pleurisy by too much haste.
Wrench saved me in the pleurisy, but he'd better have let me die--if--if--"
But there were the two weeks I lost, with influenza, and the one week from a confounded pleurisy, so that I emerged from that place of the living dead with but one hundred and fifty-one dollars and fifty cents.
In delivering this message I got the opportunity I desired; for, speaking with one of the maids, I held a long gossip's tale with her, and had all the particulars of his illness, which I found was a pleurisy, attended with a cough and a fever.
He died from pleurisy following a gas attack three days after the war ended in November 1918.
Richie Towell was the biggest absentee, the league's top scorer laid low by a bout of pleurisy.
After the 1962-63 tour to Australia, during which he contracted pleurisy, Pullar lost his England place and never regained it.
Dr Burns and his colleagues look after patients with all kinds of respiratory problems and lung disease, including asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung diseases, cystic fibrosis, pleurisy and tuberculosis.
And that pretty much sums up The Mill - a show so grim it makes the Beeb's rival pleurisy and penury period drama The Village look like the bit from Pineapple Dance Studios where Louie Spence rides past the camera on a tiny tricycle whilst making jazz hands and wearing a tutu.
I've had Hodgkins Lymphoma on and off over the last eight years which has included two bone marrow transplants, months and months in hospital and double pneumonia and pleurisy," he said.