Meningitis

Meningitis (from Ancient Greek μῆνιγξ/méniŋks, `membrane` and the medical suffix -itis, `inflammation`) is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commo...
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Meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges.
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meningitis

[n] - infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) caused by a bacterial infection
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meningitis

A serious infection and inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis may be caused by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include high fevers, low energy, a stiff neck, headache and possible rash.
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Meningitis

Inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Can be cause by bacteria or viruses
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Meningitis

inflammation of the meninges; usually caused by infection by a micro-organism (meningitis caused by bacteria is life-threatening; viral meningitis is milder)
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Meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges (a membrane covering the brain) Characterised by high fever, severe headache, photophobia (dislike or fear of the light) and stiff neck or back muscles
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Meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges usually due to viral or bacterial infection
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Meningitis

Meningitis is the inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord, the meninges, which can cause serious disability or even death.
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Meningitis

A term in modern usage which is used for inflammation of the membranes on the surface of the brain, involving high fever, severe headache, and stiff muscles in the neck or back. Can be caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infections Synonym: brain fever and cerebrospinal fever
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meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges that surround the brain usually due to infection
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Meningitis

inflammation of the meninges
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Meningitis

Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord.
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Meningitis

Meningitis: Inflammation of the meninges, usually due to a bacterial infection but sometimes from viral, protozoan, or other causes (in some cases the cause cannot be determined). The onset is usually rapid (acute), and if untreated, the disease can be fatal within a very short period of time. The early symptoms are non-specific and flu-like. They
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meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by viral infections, by lymphocytic infiltrations and by various bacteria, but the most serious form is due to infection by Neisseria meningitidis with rapidly fatal consequences in up to 70% of untreated cases.
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Meningitis

Men`in·gi'tis noun [ New Latin See Meninges , and -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord. Cerebro-spinal meningitis . See under Cerebro-spinal .
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meningitis

<microbiology, neurology> Inflammation of the meninges. When it affects the dura mater, the disease is termed pachymeningitis, when the arachnoid and pia mater are involved, it is called leptomeningitis or meningitis proper. ... See also: aseptic meningitis. ... Origin: Gr. Meninx = membrane ... (21 Jun 1999) ...
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meningitis

noun infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
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meningitis

(men″in-ji´tis) pl. meningi´tides inflammation of the meninges, usually by either a bacterium (bacterial meningitis) or a virus (viral meningitis). When it affects the dura mater it is termed pachymeningitis; when the arachnoid and pia mater are involved, it is called leptomeningitis. The term meningitis does not refer t...
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Meningitis

• (n.) Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord.
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meningitis

inflammation of the meninges, the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by various infectious agents, including ... [12 related articles]
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meningitis

(Gr. mninx membrane + -itis) inflammation of the meninges. When it affects the dura mater, the disease is termed pachymeningitis; when the arachnoid and pia mater are involved, it is called leptomeningitis, or meningitis proper.
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meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges caused by bacteria (e.g. meningococcus, pneumococcus, hemophilus) or viruses. Bacterial meningitis is of abrupt onset with headache, vomiting, fever, neck stiffness, and avoidance of light. Early and appropriate antibiotic treatment is essential as permanent damage may...
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Meningitis

Inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, that is usually caused by a bacteria or virus. Common symptoms include headache, stiff neck, vomitting, chills, sensitivity to light and high temperature. Meningitis that is caused by a bacteria can be life-threatening. Pregnant women should be particularly cautious. If a pregnant...
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meningitis

meningitis (meninjī'tis) or cerebrospinal meningitis (ser"ubrōspī'nul) , acute inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or other organisms, usually introduced via the bloo...
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