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encephalitis lethargica

/ (lɪˈθɑːdʒɪkə) /
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noun
pathol a technical name for sleeping sickness (def. 2)
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Medical definitions for encephalitis lethargica

encephalitis lethargica
[ lə-thärjĭ-kə ]

n.
A viral epidemic encephalitis characterized by apathy, paralysis of an eye muscle, and extreme muscular weakness.sleeping sickness von Economo's disease
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