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.

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

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

(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

(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] - 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

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

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

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

an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord.
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meningitis

an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord
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Meningitis

Infection of the meninges, which are the thin membranes surrounding the brain.
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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

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

Inflammation of the meninges (membranes) surrounding the brain, caused by bacterial or viral infection. Bacterial meningitis, though treatable by antibiotics, is the more serious threat. Diagnosis is by lumbar puncture. Bacterial meningitis is caused by Neisseria meningitidis, a bacterium that colonizes the epithelial lining of t...
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meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges (three thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection, but sometimes is caused by cancer, drug allergies, or inflammatory diseases.
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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 meninges characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back mu
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Meningitis

Inflammation of the meninges characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles. Synonym brain fever.
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meningitis

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