Pleurisy is a specific type of
chest pain. The following, from the Mayo Clinic
, is a good definition.
By Mayo Clinic staff
Pleurisy is a symptom occurs when the double membrane (pleura) that lines the inside of your chest cavity and surrounds each of your lungs becomes inflamed. Also called pleuritis, pleurisy typically causes sharp pain, characteristically when you are inhaling and exhaling, with or without cough.