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Q: Ploracy ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Ploracy
Category: Health
Asked by: danathar-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 15 Oct 2004 06:19 PDT
Expires: 14 Nov 2004 05:19 PST
Question ID: 415248
What is the condition known as ploracy?
Subject: Re: Ploracy
Answered By: librariankt-ga on 16 Oct 2004 12:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Danathar,

I believe Shockandawe is correct and that you mean "pleurisy". 
Medical terms are so difficult to get down from hearing them!

Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, called the
pleura.  This can be very painful, with the pain felt in the chest or
the shoulder.  It may appear in conjunction with other inflammations,
including swelling of the lungs themselves from pneumonia or TB,
mesothelioma, or trauma.  It can be caused by a bacterial or viral

Symptoms are: fever, cough, and "malaise" accompanied by localized
pain on the chest wall that is worse when you cough or breathe
(especially a deep breath).  Pain may go away if the patient develops
fluid between the pleura of the lungs and the chest wall - but this is
a worsening of the condition.

Here are some basic sites that will get you good information on pleurisy:

Adams Health/Medlineplus Encyclopedia: Pleurisy Pleurisy

I found these by going to the MedlinePlus consumer health webiste
( from the National Library of Medicine and doing
a search for "pleurisy."  I like MedlinePlus because you know that
everything in there is from a nonprofit or governmental group that
isn't trying to sell you drugs - or otherwise make you pay for the

Please let me know if you have further questions or would like
something clarified -

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Subject: Re: Ploracy
From: shockandawe-ga on 15 Oct 2004 06:56 PDT

Hope its not you. 

From second hand experience, I can tell you its a bitch.

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