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[ploo r-uh-din-ee-uh] /ˌplʊər əˈdɪn i ə/

noun, Pathology.
pain in the chest or side.
Also called epidemic pleurodynia, devil’s grip. an epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by sudden chest pain, mild fever, and recurrence on the third day of these symptoms.
pain in the muscles between the ribs

pleurodynia pleu·ro·dyn·i·a (plur’ə-dĭn’ē-ə)


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