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(ploor″ŏ-dē′sĭs )

[pleuro- + -desis]
Production of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura. It is usually done surgically or by instillation of drugs or chemicals and is used to treat recurrent pneumothorax and malignant pleural effusions.

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