Encephalitis
Encephalitis En*ceph`a*li"tis, n. [NL., from Gr. 'egke`falos the brain + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the brain. -- {En`ceph*a*lit"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • Encephalitis — is an acute inflammation of the brain, commonly caused by a viral infection. It can be caused by a bacterial infection such as bacterial meningitis spreading directly to the brain (primary encephalitis), or may be a complication of a current… …   Wikipedia

  • Encephalītis — (griech.), Gehirnentzündung; Encephalocele, Gehirnbruch; Encephalomalacie, Gehirnerweichung; Encephalopathie, Gehirnkrankheit …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Encephalitis — vgl. Enzephalitis …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • encephalitis — 1843, from medical L. encephalon (from Gk. enkephalos brain, lit. within the head, from en in + kephale head ) + ITIS (Cf. itis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • encephalitis — ► NOUN ▪ inflammation of the brain. DERIVATIVES encephalitic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek enkephalos brain …   English terms dictionary

  • encephalitis — [en sef΄ə līt′is, en΄sefə līt′is] n. [ ENCEPHAL(O) + ITIS] inflammation of the brain encephalitic [en sef΄əlit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • encephalitis — encephalitic /en sef euh lit ik/, adj. /en sef euh luy tis/, n. Pathol. 1. inflammation of the substance of the brain. 2. Also called encephalitis lethargica /li thahr ji keuh/. a form of this condition, caused by a filterable virus and… …   Universalium

  • Encephalitis — Inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis occurs, for example, in 1 in 1,000 cases of measles. It may start (up to 3 weeks) after onset of the measles rash and present with high fever, convulsions, and coma. It usually runs a blessedly short course …   Medical dictionary

  • encephalitis — n. inflammation of the brain. It may be caused by a viral or bacterial infection or it may be part of an allergic response to a systemic viral illness or vaccination (see encephalomyelitis). Viral encephalitis is endemic in some parts of the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Encephalitis — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 G04 Enzephalitis, Myelitis und Enzephalomyelitis G04.2 Bakterielle Meningoenzephalitis und Meningomyelitis, anderenorts nicht klassifiziert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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