pleuritic(redirected from pleuritic ridge)
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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.
[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.
a. pleurítico-a, rel. a o de la naturaleza de la pleuresía.