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dry pleurisy


Definition: 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

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