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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.
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encephalitis

(ˌɛnsɛfəˈlaɪtɪs; ˌɛnkɛf-)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the brain
Also called: cephalitis
encephalitic adj
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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.
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en·ceph·a·li·tis

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

an inflamed condition of the brain.
See also: Brain
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encephalitis

An infection of the brain with severe symptoms, caused by a virus.
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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
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Translations
encefalitida
EnzephalitisGehirnentzündung
heilabólga

encephalitis

[ˌensefəˈlaɪtɪs] Nencefalitis f
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encephalitis

nGehirnentzündung f
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encephalitis

[ˌɛnsɛfəˈlaɪtɪs] nencefalite f
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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.
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encephalitis

n encefalitis f; eastern equine — encefalitis equina del este, encefalitis equina oriental (Esp); Venezuelan equine — encefalitis equina venezolana
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References in periodicals archive ?
Lineage 1 and 2 strains of encephalitic West Nile virus, central Europe.
Primitive structures were observed in the cephalic region, such as encephalitic vesicles (prosencephalitic, mesencephalitic and rombencephlistic), optical placoids without pigmentation and developing pharyngeal arches.
Substitutions at the putative receptor-binding site of an encephalitic flavivirus alter virulence and host cell tropism and reveal a role for glycolsaminoglycans in entry.
Marshall also earned critical and modest popular success with 1990's "Awakenings," a medical drama starring Robert De Niro as a man emerging from an encephalitic trance.
The disease can be broadly classified into three prominent categories: prodromal febrile stage followed by acute encephalitic stage marked by CNS involvement.
* Nipah virus is an RNA virus that is part of the Paramyxovidae family that was first identified as a zoonotic pathogen, after an outbreak involving severe respiratory illness in pigs and encephalitic disease in humans in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998-99.
"Nipah virus is an RNA virus that is part of the Paramyxovidae family that was first identified as a zoonotic pathogen after an outbreak involving severe respiratory illness in pigs and encephalitic disease in humans in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 and 1999," according to the WHO's website.
Even the lesions seen on MRI were not very typical of Neurosyphilis which includes infarcts due to vasculitis, encephalitic like lesion, mesial temporal sclerosis and atrophy.
The union said the state should comply with the recommendations of the ombudswoman, which has since questioned the tests carried out by the medical board to arrive at its decision when doctors who treated Loizou said she was suffering from post encephalitic fatigue syndrome.
MRI of the brain showed left parietooccipital cortical swelling with decreased diffusivity and abnormal hyperintense signal on T2- FLAIR sequences, suggesting encephalitic etiology (Figure 1).
In addition to producing incapacitating or lethal infections and being infectious in aerosols, these encephalitic alphaviruses are also easily grown to high titers in inexpensive and unsophisticated cell culture systems and are considerably stable [4].