encephalitis [ en-sef- uh- lahy-tis ] SHOW IPA / ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun . Pathology inflammation of the substance of the brain. Also called encephali·tis le·thar·gi·ca . [li- thahr-ji-k uh] /lɪˈθɑr dʒɪ kə/ a form of this condition, caused by a filterable virus and characterized by apathy and abnormal sleepiness; sleeping sickness. Words nearby encephalitis encephalasthenia
encephalitis periaxialis diffusa
encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis OTHER WORDS FROM encephalitis en·ceph·a·lit·ic , [en-sef- uh- lit-ik] /ɛnˌsɛf əˈlɪt ɪk/ adjective post·en·ceph·a·lit·ic, adjective pseu·do·en·ceph·a·lit·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for encephalitis lethargica (1 of 2) British Dictionary definitions for encephalitis lethargica (2 of 2) encephalitis / ( ˌɛnsɛfəˈlaɪtɪs, ˌɛnkɛf-) / noun inflammation of the brain Derived forms of encephalitis encephalitic ( ˌɛnsɛfəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for encephalitis lethargica (1 of 2) n. A viral epidemic encephalitis characterized by apathy, paralysis of an eye muscle, and extreme muscular weakness. sleeping sickness von Economo's disease Medical definitions for encephalitis lethargica (2 of 2) n. pl. en•ceph•a•lit•i•des ( -lĭt) ′ĭ-dēz Inflammation of the brain. cephalitis Other words from encephalitis en•ceph′a•lit ( ′ic -lĭt) ′ĭk adj.
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Scientific definitions for encephalitis lethargica Inflammation of the brain, usually caused by infection with a virus.
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Cultural definitions for encephalitis lethargica
inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis may be caused by a virus or lead poisoning, or it may be a complication of another disease, such as influenza or measles. Encephalitis can cause permanent brain damage or death. It is also possible, however, to recover from it completely.
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