epidemic-pleurodynia

epidemic pleurodynia

noun Pathology.
pleurodynia ( def 2 ).
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pleurodynia

[ploor-uh-din-ee-uh]
noun Pathology.
1.
pain in the chest or side.
2.
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.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Neo-Latin; see pleur-, -odynia

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pleurodynia (ˌplʊərəʊˈdaɪnɪə)
 
n
pain in the muscles between the ribs
 
[C19: from New Latin, from pleuro- + Greek -odynia, from odynē pain]

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epidemic pleurodynia n.
An epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by paroxysmal pain in the lower chest and accompanied by fever, headache, and malaise. Also called Bornholm disease, devil's grip, diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic myalgia, epidemic myositis.

pleurodynia pleu·ro·dyn·i·a (plur'ə-dĭn'ē-ə)
n.

  1. Pleuritic pain in the chest.

  2. Paroxysmal pain and soreness of the muscles between the ribs, usually due to muscular rheumatism. Also called pleuralgia.

  3. Epidemic pleurodynia.

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