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respirophasic pain


Definition: pain, often mistakenly termed pleuritic, which occurs or worsens synchronously with the respiratory cycle.

Synonym(s): pleuritic pain

[L. re-spiro, to breathe, + G. phasis, recurring appearance, as of a star, fr. phaino, to appear, + -ic]

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