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Other Names for Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders

  • Pleurisy also is called pleuritis and pleuritic chest pain.
  • Pleural effusion also is called fluid in the chest and pleural fluid.
  • Pneumothorax also is called air around the lung and air outside the lung.
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Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders, visit

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