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1. Pleuritic pain in the chest.
2. Paroxysmal pain and soreness of the muscles between the ribs.
3. An epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by paroxysmal pain in the lower chest and accompanied by fever, headache, and malaise.

[New Latin : pleur(o)- + Greek odunē, pain; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]


(Pathology) pain in the muscles between the ribs
[C19: from New Latin, from pleuro- + Greek -odynia, from odynē pain]
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Noun1.pleurodynia - pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
References in periodicals archive ?
Epidemic pleurodynia (Bornholm disease), an acute febrile illness with myalgia caused by picornaviruses such as group B coxsackieviruses, is perhaps best known (24-26).
Viral pleuritis or pleurodynia may produce sharp chest pain similar in character to precordial catch syndrome, but it is usually associated with fever and cough, and is generally unrelenting.
The syndromes include gastrointestinal symptoms, poliomyelitis, perinatal enterovirus disease, myocarditis, pericarditis, pleurodynia, respiratory illnesses, conjunctivitis, hepatitis, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, hand-footand-mouth disease, and possibly diabetes (Morens & Pallansch, 1995).