Pleurisy

Definition of Pleurisy

Pleu´ri`sy
n.1.(Med.) An inflammation of the pleura, usually accompanied with fever, pain, difficult respiration, and cough, and with exudation into the pleural cavity.
Pleurisy root
a - (Bot.) The large tuberous root of a kind of milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) which is used as a remedy for pleuritic and other diseases
b - The plant itself, which has deep orange-colored flowers; - called also butterfly weed.

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