pain in the chest or side.
Also called epidemic pleurodynia, devil's grip. an epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by sudden chest pain, mild fever, and recurrence on the third day of these symptoms.
Origin of pleurodynia
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pain in the muscles between the ribs
Word Origin for pleurodynia
C19: from New Latin, from pleuro- + Greek -odynia, from odynē pain
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An epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by paroxysmal pain in the lower chest and accompanied by fever, headache, and malaise.Bornholm disease devil's grip diaphragmatic pleurisy epidemic myalgia epidemic myositis
Pleuritic pain in the chest.
Paroxysmal pain and soreness of the muscles between the ribs, usually due to muscular rheumatism.pleuralgia
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