Definition of Meningism

1. Noun. Symptoms that mimic those of meningitis but without inflammation of the meninges.

Generic synonyms: Symptom



Medical Definition of Meningism

1. The symptoms and signs of meningeal irritation associated with acute febrile illness or dehydration without actual infection of the meninges. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meningism

meningeal hernia
meningeal layer of dura mater
meningeal leukaemia
meningeal neoplasms
meningeal neurosyphilis
meningeal plexus
meningeal veins
meningeocortical
meningeorrhaphy
meninges
meningioangiomatosis
meningioma
meningiomas
meningiomata
meningiomatosis
meningism (current term)
meningismus
meningitic
meningitic streak
meningitides
meningitis
meningo-
meningo-osteophlebitis
meningocele
meningocele manqué
meningoceles
meningocerebral cicatrix
meningococcaemia
meningococcaemias
meningococcal

Literary usage of Meningism

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1. The Modern Treatment of Nervous and Mental Diseases by William Alanson White, Smith Ely Jelliffe (1913)
"\Vhat appears clinically to be meningism sometimes proves post mortem to be meningitis. meningism and meningitis may both arise from the same bacterial ..."

2. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1903)
"meningism.1 The use of the word meningism, which has fully entered into the terminology of nervous diseases, presents a real advantage; ..."

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