- inflammation of the brain; encephalitis.
- delirium; frenzy.
Origin of phrenitis
Examples from the Web for phrenitis
Historical Examples of phrenitis
She was in the first stages of phrenitis, or inflammation of the brain.
In pathology, a dread of air (wind); a common symptom in hydrophobia, and occasionally present in hysteria and phrenitis.
In no malady does a horse suffer more than in phrenitis, or inflammation of the brain.
And since the membranes about the wound began to be inflamed, he fell a victim to phrenitis and died not long afterwards.Procopius
Would any rational practitioner, in a case of phrenitis, or in the delirium of fever, order his patient to be scourged?Observations on Madness and Melancholy
- another name for encephalitis
- a state of frenzy; delirium
Word Origin for phrenitis
- Inflammation of the diaphragm.
- Encephalitis. No longer in technical use.