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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.
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meningitis

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

Inflammation of the linings of the brain (meninges) usually caused by a virus.
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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
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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
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meningitis

[ˌmɛnɪndˈʒaɪtɪs] nméningite f
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meningitis

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meningitis

[ˌmɛnɪnˈdʒaɪtɪs] nmeningite f
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meningitis

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

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

n meningitis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Neoplasms may spread into the subarachnoid space and produce enhancement of the brain surface and subarachnoid space, a pathologic process often called "carcinomatous meningitis".
On the basis of these results, she was diagnosed with carcinomatous meningitis. High-dose corticosteroid therapy was begun, although systemic or intrathecal chemotherapy was not added because of her poor performance status.
These non-temporal lesions included basal ganglia hyperintensity plus cortical ribboning determined in 2 patients who were finally diagnosed with Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD), multiple contrast enhanced lesions in 1 patient diagnosed with carcinomatous meningitis, and bilateral periventricular lesions in 1 patient diagnosed with acute disseminating encephalomyelitis (ADEM).