complex pleural effusion
Definition: a pleural effusion without actual infection but with signs of a high degree of inflammation (low pH, low glucose, high lactate dehydrogenase, many white cells).
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.