Definitions

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  • n. inflammation of the cerebrum

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  • n. Inflammation of the cerebrum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the cerebrum; encephalitis.

Etymologies

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cerebrum +‎ -itis

Examples

  • The early stage of abscess formation was termed cerebritis, a pathologic finding

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  • Doctors said these strange mental episodes were symptoms of lupus cerebritis, which caused inflammation in her brain tissues.

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  • Some writers state that meningo-cerebritis is more common during the warm season than it is in the winter.

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  • It was a poison which produced a mild form of cerebritis that dulled but did not deaden the mental powers.

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  • Owing to severity of the structural injury to the brain or the possible rupture of blood vessels and blood extravasation, the reaction may often be followed by encephalitis or cerebritis, and will then have to be treated accordingly.

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  • 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.

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  • In cerebritis, or inflammation of the interior of the brain, there is a tendency to softening and suppuration and the formation of abscesses.

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  • Softening and abscess of the brain are terminations of cerebritis.

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  • The leading object, then, to be accomplished in the treatment of the first stage of encephalitis, meningitis, or cerebritis, and before a dangerous degree of effusion or exudation has taken place, is to relieve the engorgement of the blood vessels and thereby lessen the irritation or excitability of the affected structures.

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  • In cerebritis the precontrast CT only reveals an irregular poorly circumscribed area of low density.

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