meningitis


meningitis
Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by viral infections, by lymphocytic infiltrations and by various bacteria, but the most serious form is due to infection by Neisseria meningitidis with rapidly fatal consequences in up to 70% of untreated cases.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Meningitis — Clasificación y recursos externos CIE 10 G00 G …   Wikipedia Español

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  • meningitis — f. neurol. Inflamación aguda o crónica de las meninges, en especial de la aracnoides y de la piamadre, así como del líquido contenido entre ambas membranas o el existente en el interior de los ventrículos cerebrales. Existen distintos tipos de… …   Diccionario médico

  • meningitis — (plural meningitis) sustantivo femenino 1. Área: medicina Inflamación de meninges: En el colegio ha habido tres casos de meningitis …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Meningitis — Men in*gi tis, n. [NL. See {Meninges}, and { itis}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord. [1913 Webster] {Cerebro spinal meningitis}. See under {Cerebro spinal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meningītis — (grch.), Gehirnhautentzündung (s. d.). M. spinalis, Rückenmarkshautentzündung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Meningitis — Meningītis (grch.), Gehirnhautentzündung (s.d.); M. cerĕbro spinālis, Genickstarre (s.d.); M. spinalis, Rückenmarkshautentzündung, s. Rückenmarkskrankheiten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • meningìtis — m pat. upala moždanih opni koju većinom uzrokuju bakterije i virusi [oboljeti od ∼a] …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • Meningitis — er en betændelse af hjernerygmarvshinderne. Sygdommen giver feber, hovedpine og nakkestivhed …   Danske encyklopædi

  • meningitis — (n.) inflammation of the meninges, 1825, coined from Mod.L. meninga, from Gk. meninx (gen. meningos) membrane, in medical Latin especially that of the brain (see MEMBER (Cf. member)) + ITIS (Cf. itis) disease. Related: Meningitic …   Etymology dictionary


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