Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to brain fever: meningitis
Inflammation of the brain or meninges, as in encephalitis or meningitis.
(Pathology) inflammation of the brain or its covering membranes
men•in•gi•tis(ˌmɛn ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs)
inflammation of the meninges, esp. of the pia mater and arachnoid, caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles.
men`in•git′ic (-ˈdʒɪt ɪk) adj.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||brain fever - meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal|
meningitis - 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