adhesive pleurisy


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dry pleur·i·sy

pleurisy with a fibrinous exudation, without an effusion of serum, resulting in adhesion between the opposing surfaces of the pleura.

adhesive pleurisy

an inflammation of the pleura with exudation. It causes obliteration of the pleural space through the fusion of the visceral pleura covering the lungs and the parietal pleura lining the walls of the thoracic cavity.

dry pleu·ri·sy

(drī plūr'i-sē)
Pleurisy with a fibrinous exudation, without an effusion of serum, resulting in adhesion between the opposing surfaces of the pleura.
Synonym(s): adhesive pleurisy, fibrinous pleurisy, plastic pleurisy.

adhesive pleurisy

Pleurisy in which the exudate causes the parietal pleura to adhere to the visceral. If this is extensive, the pleural space is obliterated.
See also: pleurisy