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Meaning of pleurodynia

pleu•ro•dyn•i•a

Pronunciation: (ploor"u-din'ē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. pain in the chest or side.
  2. Also calledan epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by sudden chest pain, mild fever, and recurrence on the third day of these symptoms.
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