encephalitis


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en·ceph·a·li·tis

 (ĕn-sĕf′ə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the brain.

en·ceph′a·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

encephalitis

(ˌɛnsɛfəˈlaɪtɪs; ˌɛnkɛf-)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the brain
Also called: cephalitis
encephalitic adj

en•ceph•a•li•tis

(ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs)

n.
1. inflammation of the substance of the brain.
[1835–45]
en•ceph`a•lit′ic (-ˈlɪt ɪk) adj.

en·ceph·a·li·tis

(ĕn-sĕf′ə-lī′tĭs)
Inflammation of the brain, usually caused by infection with a virus.

encephalitis

an inflamed condition of the brain.
See also: Brain

encephalitis

An infection of the brain with severe symptoms, caused by a virus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encephalitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virusencephalitis - 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
Translations
encefalitida
EnzephalitisGehirnentzündung
heilabólga

encephalitis

[ˌensefəˈlaɪtɪs] Nencefalitis f

encephalitis

nGehirnentzündung f

encephalitis

[ˌɛnsɛfəˈlaɪtɪs] nencefalite f

en·ceph·a·li·tis

n. encefalitis, infl. del encéfalo;
acute hemorrhagic ______ aguda hemorrágica;
acute necrotizing ______ aguda necrotizante;
bacterial ______ bacteriana;
epidemic ______ epidémica;
experimental allergic ______ experimental alérgica;
herpes ______ herpética;
lethargic ______ letárgica;
neonatorum ______ del recién nacido;
purulent ______ purulenta;
pyogenic ______ piogénica;
suppurative ______ supurativa.

encephalitis

n encefalitis f; eastern equine — encefalitis equina del este, encefalitis equina oriental (Esp); Venezuelan equine — encefalitis equina venezolana
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