What Drugs Are Used To Treat Pleurisy?

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Pleurisy, or pleuritis, in an inflammation of the pleurae (thin, moist membranes that cover the lungs and line the chest cavity).

The pleurae normally reduce the friction between the chest structures as the lungs expand and contract. Inflammation of the plurae causes breathing to become painful and less effective.

The membranous pleura that encases each lung is composed of two close-fitting layers; between them is a lubricating fluid. If the fluid content remains unchanged by the disease, the...

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