BACK TO pleurisy
pleurisy vs. pneumonia
[ ploor-uh-see ]
- 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.
[ noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, nyoo- ]
- inflammation of the lungs with congestion.
- an acute disease of the lungs, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and characterized by fever, a cough with blood-tinged phlegm, and difficult breathing.