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Related to pleuropneumonia: pleurisy
1. pneumonia accompanied by pleurisy; called also pneumopleuritis.
2. an infectious disease of cattle, combining pneumonia and pleurisy, due to Mycoplasma mycoides; see also pleuropneumonia-like organisms.
pleuropneumonia/pleu·ro·pneu·mo·nia/ (-ndbobr-mo´ne-ah) pleurisy complicated by pneumonia.
1. Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; pneumonia aggravated by pleurisy.
2. An infectious febrile disease of cattle, caused by a mycoplasma and characterized by inflammation of the pleura and lungs.
Etymology: Gk, pleura + pneumon, lung
pneumonia accompanied by pleurisy.
contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
see contagious bovine pleuropneumonia.
contagious caprine pleuropneumonia
see contagious caprine/ovine pleuropneumonia.
a highly contagious disease of pigs caused by Actinobacillus (Haemophilus) pleuropneumoniae (parahaemolyticus) and characterized by severe dyspnea, and a short course and high mortality rates.