cerebrospinal-meningitis

cerebrospinal meningitis

noun Pathology.
an acute inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord, caused by a specific organism, accompanied by fever and occasionally red spots on the skin.
Also called brain fever, cerebrospinal fever.


Origin:
1885–90

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cerebrospinal meningitis or cerebrospinal fever
 
n
Also called: epidemic meningitis an acute infectious form of meningitis caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, characterized by high fever, skin rash, delirium, stupor, and sometimes coma
 
cerebrospinal fever or cerebrospinal fever
 
n

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cerebrospinal meningitis n.
See meningococcal meningitis.

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