Definition of Cephalitis

1. Noun. 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).

Definition of Cephalitis

1. n. Same as Phrenitis.

Definition of Cephalitis

1. Noun. (medicine) phrenitis ¹

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Medical Definition of Cephalitis

1. Inflammation of the brain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cephalitis

cephalic fin
cephalic fins
cephalic flexure
cephalic index
cephalic pole
cephalic presentation
cephalic reflexes
cephalic tetanus
cephalic triangle
cephalic vein
cephalic version
cephalitis (current term)
cephalo-oculocutaneous telangiectasia
cephalo-orbital index
cephalocaudal axis
cephalocaudal trend

Literary usage of Cephalitis

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1. Memoir of James Jackson, Jr., M.D. by James Jackson (1836)
"... now in our wards ; — one, that I have just related, of commencing cephalitis discovered at its debut, in which life was saved by active treatment; ..."

2. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"... cephalitis is reported by Frederick Taylor.11 The patient, a boy of four years, developed FIG. i. CEREBELLAR PIA SHOWING INFLAMMATORY CHANGES. a tremor, ..."

3. The Medical student's vade mecum by George Mendenhall (1871)
"OF INFLAMMATION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. cephalitis. What are its varieties ? The}' are meningitis and ..."

4. On the nature and treatment of softening of the brain by Richard Rowland (1851)
"... cephalitis ; inflammatory softening of the brain ; gangrene of the brain. Some of these titles implying a doubtful or at least an incomplete pathology ..."

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