noun Pathology.

a viral infection of the central nervous system and skeletal and heart muscle causing degeneration of tissue.

Origin of encephalomyocarditis

First recorded in 1945–50; encephalo- + myocarditis
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encephalomyocarditis in Medicine




An acute viral disease characterized by inflammation and degeneration of skeletal and cardiac muscle and lesions of the central nervous system.
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