Definition of Encephalitis

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 Encephalitis

1. n. Inflammation of the brain.

Definition of Encephalitis

1. Noun. (pathology) An Inflammation of the brain. ¹

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Definition of Encephalitis

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Medical Definition of Encephalitis

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 Encephalitis

encephalalgia
encephalartos
encephalatrophic
encephalatrophy
encephalauxe
encephale isole
encephalectomies
encephalectomy
encephalic
encephalic vesicle
encephalin
encephalins
encephalithogenic protein
encephalitic
encephalitides
encephalitis (current term)
encephalitis haemorrhagica
encephalitis japonica
encephalitis lethargica
encephalitis neonatorum
encephalitis periaxialis
encephalitis periaxialis concentrica
encephalitis periaxialis diffusa
encephalitis pyogenica
encephalitis virus
encephalitis viruses
encephalitogen
encephalitogenic
encephalitogens

Literary usage of Encephalitis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"LETHARGIC encephalitis, so-called, has been a subject of considerable study and speculation on the European continent since the spring of 1917, ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Diseases of the Nervous System Due to Acute and Chronic Inflammations These include the different forms of encephalitis, myelitis, and meningitis. ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"It is, therefore, a function which must inevitably suffer in this disease; and lethargic encephalitis invariably gives rise to mental disturbance. ..."

4. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"encephalitis. The cause of encephalitis is usually of an infective nature ... Besides cases of this type, encephalitis occurs in the domesticated animals in ..."

5. Diseases of the Nervous System: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Hermann Oppenheim, Edward E. Mayer (1904)
"It is almost certain that infantile cerebral paralysis is often the result of an acute encephalitis, which was localized in the motor cerebral regions (v. ..."

6. Organizations by James G. March, Herbert Alexander Simon (1878)
"Traumatic encephalitis, or inflammation of the cranial contents as i«j n-?.ult of injury, is a very serious complication, both of fractured skull, ..."

7. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"According to this hypothesis the virus establishes an encephalitis and is ... This idea of a constant primary latent encephalitis explains very nicely why ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"LETHARGIC encephalitis, so-called, has been a subject of considerable study and speculation on the European continent since the spring of 1917, ..."

9. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Diseases of the Nervous System Due to Acute and Chronic Inflammations These include the different forms of encephalitis, myelitis, and meningitis. ..."

10. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"It is, therefore, a function which must inevitably suffer in this disease; and lethargic encephalitis invariably gives rise to mental disturbance. ..."

11. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"encephalitis. The cause of encephalitis is usually of an infective nature ... Besides cases of this type, encephalitis occurs in the domesticated animals in ..."

12. Diseases of the Nervous System: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Hermann Oppenheim, Edward E. Mayer (1904)
"It is almost certain that infantile cerebral paralysis is often the result of an acute encephalitis, which was localized in the motor cerebral regions (v. ..."

13. Organizations by James G. March, Herbert Alexander Simon (1878)
"Traumatic encephalitis, or inflammation of the cranial contents as i«j n-?.ult of injury, is a very serious complication, both of fractured skull, ..."

14. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"According to this hypothesis the virus establishes an encephalitis and is ... This idea of a constant primary latent encephalitis explains very nicely why ..."

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