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Meaning of MENINGITIS

Pronunciation:  `menin'jItis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea
 

MENINGITIS is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: brain fever, cerebrospinal fever, cerebrospinal meningitis, epidemic meningitis, infectious disease, leptomeningitis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Men`in*gi"tis\, n. [NL. See {Meninges}, and
{-itis}.] (Med.)
Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord.

{Cerebro-spinal meningitis}. See under {Cerebro-spinal}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain or spinal cord, usually caused by infection.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A general term for any illness that involves inflammation of the meninges. It is frequently caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. Such meningococcal meningitis is an acute, infectious disease that causes symptoms such as skin rash, headache, congestion, neck muscle rigidity, light sensitivity, nausea and convulsions. The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which is found in human feces, can also cause the disease. A much less common cause of meningitis is advanced-stage syphilis. The term can also refer to the symptom of having inflamed meninges.
 
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