- 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.
Origin of pleurisy
Examples from the Web for pleuritic
Historical Examples of pleuritic
Dropsy of the chest is not at all an uncommon result of pleuritic inflammation.Sporting Dogs
Frank Townend Barton
Pleuritic complications may cause pain, but this feature is best aided and permanently relieved by fresh air also.
It was decided to subject patients to open-air tests for pleuritic pains in the course of consumption.
Franklin did have all that disagreeable work to do over again, for it was of a pleuritic abscess that he died in the end.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
The third was an Invalid, who had been admitted for a pleuritic Complaint, which he had got the better of.
- inflammation of the pleura, characterized by pain that is aggravated by deep breathing or coughing
Word Origin for pleurisy
late 14c., from Old French pleurisie (13c., Modern French pleurésie) and directly from Late Latin pleurisis "pleurisy," alteration of Latin pleuritis "pain in the side," from Greek pleuritis, from pleura "side of the body, rib," of unknown origin. Spelling altered in Late Latin on model of Latin stem plur- "more" (cf. Medieval Latin pluritas "multitude"), as if in reference to "excess of humors."
- Of or relating to pleurisy.
- An inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring because of complications of a disease such as pneumonia, and accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.pleuritis
- An inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring because of complications of a respiratory disease or condition such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, pleural injury, or asbestos exposure. Pleurisy is usually accompanied by the accumulation of fluid between the pleurae, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.