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Can you describe pleurisy and how it can cause dyspnea?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: Causing pain w breat

Pleurisy is a medical term meaning an inflammation of the lining of the lung.
Inflamation is the bodies reaction to something it considers 'foreign'. Latin again: 4 signs of inflamation are dolor (pain), rubor (redness), calor (heat), and edema (swelling). There are 2 pleura, one coating the lungs, one lining the chest wall; when inflamed, breathing rubs one against other causing pain and dyspnea.

In brief: Causing pain w breat

Pleurisy is a medical term meaning an inflammation of the lining of the lung.
Inflamation is the bodies reaction to something it considers 'foreign'. Latin again: 4 signs of inflamation are dolor (pain), rubor (redness), calor (heat), and edema (swelling). There are 2 pleura, one coating the lungs, one lining the chest wall; when inflamed, breathing rubs one against other causing pain and dyspnea.
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