Definition of Lethargic encephalitis
1. Noun. An encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness.
Generic synonyms: Cephalitis, Encephalitis, Phrenitis
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Literary usage of Lethargic 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. 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)
"All cells are not equally vulnerable to the toxins of lethargic encephalitis. The main brunt of the attack and of its consequences falls upon the most ..."
3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"Amoss 22 states that lethargic encephalitis is an epidemic disease, the main manifestations of which relate to injury inflicted upon the central nervous ..."
4. Bacteriology, General, Pathological and Intestinal by Arthur Isaac Kendall (1921)
"The organism has been obtained from lesions and fluids of undoubted cases of lethargic encephalitis. 2. The organism has been cultivated for several ..."
5. Clinical medicine ; Tuesday clinics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1922)
"Is it possible, do you think, that this meningitis could be a part of a lethargic encephalitis or meningo-encephalitis? STUDENT: I suppose it could be, ..."
6. Transactions of the Section on Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the by American Medical Association Section on Preventive Medicine and Public Health, American Medical Association (1919)
"lethargic encephalitis * JOSEPHINE B. NEAL, MD NEW YORK For the past nine years we have had at the research laboratory of the health department of New York ..."
7. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1920)
"Cases of botulism may present symptoms not unlike those of lethargic encephalitis, that is, ophthalmoplegia, motor paralysis, and weakness of the limbs. ..."