Medical Definition of Pleural effusion

1. A collection of fluid (or blood) in the pleural space (in one side of the chest cavity around the lung). May be secondary to trauma, cancer, nephrotic syndrome, kidney disease, pancreatitis, congestive heart failure and cirrhosis. See: pleural space. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleural Effusion

pleura diaphragmatica
pleura mediastinalis
pleura parietalis
pleura pericardiaca
pleura phrenica
pleura pulmonalis
pleura visceralis
pleuracentesis
pleurae
pleural
pleural calculus
pleural canal
pleural cavity
pleural crackles
pleural cupula
pleural effusion (current term)
pleural effusion in newborn
pleural fluid
pleural fremitus
pleural friction rub
pleural lines
pleural lobe
pleural needle biopsy
pleural neoplasms
pleural plaque
pleural pressure
pleural rale
pleural reaction
pleural recesses
pleural rub

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