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PLEURISY IS AN INFLAMMATION OF THE PLEURAL MEMBRANES, WHICH SURROUND THE LUNGS AND LINE THE CHEST CAVITY AND ARE SEPARATED BY A SMALL AMOUNT OF PLEURAL FLUID, WHICH PROVIDES LUBRICATION FOR THE LUNGS. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE PAIN DURING BREATHING, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, AND FREQUENT COUGHING. PLEURISY CAN DEVELOP AS A RESULTN OF PNEUMONIA, RHEUMATIC FEVER, OR SUCH CHRONIC LUNG DISORDERS AS A TUMOR.