pleuritic

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Related to pleuritic ridge: pleura, pleuritic pain

pleu·rit·ic

(plū-rit'ik),
Pertaining to pleurisy.

pleuritic

[ploo͡rit′ik]
Etymology: Gk, pleura, rib
pertaining to a condition of pleurisy.

pleu·rit·ic

(plūr-it'ik)
Pertaining to pleurisy.

pleuritic

pertaining to or emanating from pleurisy. See also pleural.

pleuritic ridge
thoracic immobility with the chest expanded combined with abdominal respiration causes the costochondral arches to be more visible than usual. Called pleuritic ridge because of its occurrence in pleurisy as a response to pain on chest movement.
pleuritic thrill
palpable counterpart of the pleural friction rub.