meningitis


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men·in·gi·tis

 (mĕn′ĭn-jī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and the spinal cord, most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by fever, vomiting, intense headache, and stiff neck.

men′in·git′ic (-jĭt′ĭk) adj.

meningitis

(ˌmɛnɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain or spinal cord, caused by infection
meningitic adj

men•in•gi•tis

(ˌmɛn ɪnˈdʒaɪ tɪs)

n.
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.
[1820–30]
men`in•git′ic (-ˈdʒɪt ɪk) adj.

men·in·gi·tis

(mĕn′ĭn-jī′tĭs)
Inflammation of the membranes (meninges) that enclose the brain and spinal cord, usually resulting from a bacterial infection.

meningitis

Inflammation of the linings of the brain (meninges) usually caused by a virus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meningitis - infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infectionmeningitis - 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
choriomeningitis - a cerebral meningitis with cellular infiltration of the meninges
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
brain fever, cerebrospinal fever, cerebrospinal meningitis, epidemic meningitis - meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal
cerebromeningitis, encephalomeningitis, meningoencephalitis - inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges
leptomeningitis - inflammation of the leptomeninges
Translations
إلْتِهاب السَّحاياالْتِهَابُ الْسَّحَايَا
meningitidazánět mozkových blan
meningitis
aivokalvontulehdus
meningitis
agyhártyagyulladás
heilahimnubólga
髄膜炎
뇌수막염수막염
meningitas
meningīts
zápal mozgových blán
hjärnhinneinflammation
เยื่อหุ้มสมองอักเสบ
viêm màng não

meningitis

[ˌmenɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs] Nmeningitis f inv

meningitis

[ˌmɛnɪndˈʒaɪtɪs] nméningite f

meningitis

meningitis

[ˌmɛnɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs] nmeningite f

meningitis

(meninˈdʒaitis) noun
a serious disease in which there is inflammation of the membranes round the brain or spinal cord.

meningitis

الْتِهَابُ الْسَّحَايَا meningitida meningitis Hirnhautentzündung μηνιγγίτιδα meningitis aivokalvontulehdus méningite meningitis meningite 髄膜炎 수막염 meningitis hjernehinnebetennelse zapalenie opon mózgowych meningite менингит hjärnhinneinflammation เยื่อหุ้มสมองอักเสบ menenjit viêm màng não 脑膜炎

men·in·gi·tis

n. meningitis, infl. de las meninges cerebrales o espinales;
cryptococcal ______ criptocócica;
meningcoccal ______ meningocócica;
viral ______ viral.

meningitis

n meningitis f
References in classic literature ?
Whatever was not problematical and suspected about this young man--for example, a certain showiness as to foreign ideas, and a disposition to unsettle what had been settled and forgotten by his elders-- was positively unwelcome to a physician whose standing had been fixed thirty years before by a treatise on Meningitis, of which at least one copy marked "own" was bound in calf.
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MANY Sunday Mercury readers will have seen the good news this week that two new lifesaving meningitis vaccination programmes will begin this summer.
These measures will save lives straight away and for years to come, and at Meningitis Now, the founder of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK, we're delighted to see them being rolled out.
HYDERABAD -- The inflammation causing meningitis is normally a direct result of either a bacterial infection or a viral infection; however, inflammation can also be caused by more rare conditions, such as cancer, a drug reaction, or a disease of the immune system, said Dean of Paediatric Department of LUMHS, Professor Salma Shaikh talking to reporter here on Friday.
I WAS deeply saddened to read in your recent article that Liverpool Hope student Alisha Bartolini, 18, died of meningitis.
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HOT on the heels of our awareness week - Vocal About Viral - showing the impact viral meningitis can have, come three other weeks which help to demonstrate the devastating after-effects of meningitis.
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I WAS deeply saddened to read in your article (Post, April X) that seven-year-old Kate Pierce's short life was spent in "horrific pain" after misdiagnosis when she actually had pneumococcal meningitis.