meningoencephalitis


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me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

 (mə-nĭng′gō-ĕn-sĕf′ə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the brain and meninges.

me·nin′go·en·ceph′a·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Noun1.meningoencephalitis - inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges
meningitis - 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
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - 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)
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me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

n. meningoencefalitis, cerebromeningitis, infl. del encéfalo y de las meninges.
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