Definition of Phrenitis

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 Phrenitis

1. n. Inflammation of the brain, or of the meninges of the brain, attended with acute fever and delirium; -- called also cephalitis.

Definition of Phrenitis

1. Noun. (historical medicine) Madness, especially as caused by inflammation of the brain; meningitis. ¹

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Definition of Phrenitis

1. [n -TISES or -TIDES]

Medical Definition of Phrenitis

1. 1. Inflammation of the brain, or of the meninges of the brain, attended with acute fever and delirium. Synonym: cephalitis. 2. See Frenzy. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phrenitis

phrenicogastric
phrenicoglottic
phrenicohepatic
phrenicolienal ligament
phrenicomediastinal recess
phreniconeurectomy
phrenicopleural fascia
phrenicosplenic
phrenicosplenic ligament
phrenicotomy
phrenicotripsy
phrenics
phrenism
phrenisms
phrenitides
phrenitis (current term)
phrenitises
phreno-
phrenocardia
phrenocolic
phrenocolopexy
phrenogastric
phrenogastric ligament
phrenograph
phrenographs
phrenohepatic
phrenologer
phrenologers
phrenologic
phrenological

Literary usage of Phrenitis

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1. A Treatise on Febrile Diseases: Including the Various Species of Fever, and by Alexander Philip Wilson Philip (1813)
"IN temperate climates phrenitis is a rare ... It is in warm latitudes that idiopathic phrenitis moft frequently occurs. ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1819)
"Case of apparently Idiopathic phrenitis. By ROBERT PAI.EY, MD Halifax. Communicated to Dr BATEMAN. * MY DEAR SIR, You may probably recollect, ..."

3. The Horse, in the Stable and the Field: His Varieties, Management in Health by John Henry Walsh, James Irvine Lupton (1861)
"phrenitis seldom occurs, except in over-fed and lightly-worked horses, nor among them is it by any means a common disease. The early symptoms are generally ..."

4. The Principles and practice of obstetrics by Gunning S. Bedford (1869)
"Puerperal Mania; Its Pathology—Is it a phrenitis, or is it essentially a Dises« of Exhaustion and Irritation?—Opinions divided; Necroscopica! ..."

5. Medical Greek; Collection of Papers on Medical Onomatology and a Grammatical by Achilles Rose (1908)
"To quote: "phrenitis, or acute idiopathic inflammation of the brain or its membranes, ... The heading of this chapter is phrenitis and Hydrocephalus, ..."

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