cephalitis


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cephalitis

(ˌsɛfəˈlaɪtɪs)
n
another name for encephalitis
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Noun1.cephalitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a viruscephalitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
acute hemorrhagic encephalitis - encephalitis that resembles apoplexy due to blood extravasation
equine encephalitis, equine encephalomyelitis - encephalitis caused by a virus that is transmitted by a mosquito from an infected horse
acute inclusion body encephalitis, herpes encephalitis, herpes simplex encephalitis - common form of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex 1; usually affects the temporal and frontal lobes
leukoencephalitis - inflammation of the white matter of the brain
cerebromeningitis, encephalomeningitis, meningoencephalitis - inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges
panencephalitis - diffuse inflammation of the entire brain
encephalitis lethargica, epidemic encephalitis, lethargic encephalitis, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness - an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness
West Nile encephalitis - encephalitis caused by the West Nile virus; can be fatal in humans and horses and birds
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Waste tyres prode an ideal breeding ground mosquitoes which carry d transmit life-threatening deseases such as dengue fever, cephalitis, malaria and the st Nile virus," said Seibeb.
The retired engineer was reluctantly admitted to hospital in February this year suffering with severe swelling, cephalitis and a chest infection.
William, from Hamilton, fell ill with cephalitis, an inflammation of the brain caused by a virus, last year.