Inflammation of the serous tissues of the body. The serous tissues line the lungs (pleura), heart (pericardium), and the inner lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) and organs within.
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se·ro·si·tis .sir-ō-'sīt-əs, .ser- n, pl -tis·es inflammation of one or more serous membranes <peritoneal \serositis>

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inflammation of a serous membrane, such as the lining of the thoracic cavity (pleura). See polyserositis.

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se·ro·si·tis (sēr″o-siґtis) pl. serosiґtides [serous membrane + -itis] inflammation of a serous membrane.

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  • Serositis — refers to inflammation of the serous tissues of the body, the tissues lining the lungs (pleura), heart (pericardium), and the inner lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) and organs within. It is commonly found with fat wrapping or creeping fat[1].… …   Wikipedia

  • Serositis — se refiere a la inflamación de los tejidos serosos del cuerpo, los tejidos que rodean los pulmones (pleura), corazón (pericardio), y la capa interior del abdomen (peritoneo) y de los órganos dentro de él. Causas La serositis se presenta en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • serositis — f. anat. patol. Inflamación de una membrana serosa. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • serositis — /sear oh suy tis, zuy /, n. Pathol. inflammation of a serous membrane. [ < NL serositis; see SEROSA, ITIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • serositis — noun inflammation of the serous membrane …   Wiktionary

  • serositis — ► femenino PATOLOGÍA Inflamación de una membrana serosa …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Serositis — Se|ro|si|tis, die; , ...itiden [zu ↑Serosa] (Med.): Entzündung der Serosa …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Serositis — Se|ro|si|tis 〈f.; Gen.: , Pl.: ti|den; Med.〉 (häufig bei rheumatischen Erkrankungen auftretende) Entzündung seröser Häute [Etym.: <Serum + …itis] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Serositis — Serosi̱tis [zu ↑Serosa] w; , ...iti̱den (in fachspr. Fügungen: ...i̱tides): Entzündung einer ↑Tunica serosa …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Serositis — Se|ro|si|tis die; , ...itiden <zu ↑Serosa u. ↑...itis> Entzündung der Serosa (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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