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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
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Meningococcal meningitis, often referred to as meningitis or bacterial meningitis, is an inflammation of the protective membranes, or meninges, covering the brain and spinal cord.
One study yielded hearing loss incidence to be 18.5%.5 Since bacterial meningitis is a very serious and common presentation of children at emergencies of big pediatric centers in our country so we decided to find the spectrum of hearing loss in children after acute meningitis and its relation to age, sex, altered sensorium, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings, stay duration, treatment and complications.
Acute bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt recognition and prompt treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics.