American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Inflammation of the brain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, inflammation of the brain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Inflammation of the brain.
- n. 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)
- From encephal- + -itis. (Wiktionary)
“For somebody who develops a severe, debilitating disease, such as encephalitis, which is a swelling and infection of the brain, that usually requires more supportive measures within a hospital.”
“Although many adults remember chickenpox as a nuisance, sickening children for a week with a fever and itchy rash, the disease can lead to deadly complications, such as pneumonia, a brain inflammation called encephalitis and even infection with flesh-eating bacteria, Seward says.”
“Three of them apparently had developed encephalitis, which is a swelling of the brain, the most serious complication of West Nile Virus, and the fourth apparently has mild illness.”
“Most of that would be vaccinia encephalitis, which is a inflammation of the brain.”
“When, therefore, inflammation invades the brain and its enveloping membranes it is properly called encephalitis; when the membranes alone are affected it is called meningitis, or the brain substance alone cerebritis.”
“But young children, people with weakened immune systems and women infected while pregnant can develop a brain inflammation called encephalitis, or suffer miscarriages, damage to the heart, liver, eyes or ears.”
“In people with eczema or an impaired immune system, however, the vaccine virus can proliferate out of control, causing serious complications such as encephalitis or even death.”
“Roads and highways have also been damaged in different parts of the country, and diseases, such as encephalitis, typhoid and dysentery, have been reported.”
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of or relating to the head, -headed
of or relating to the brain
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