lymphocytic choriomeningitis


lymphocytic cho·rio·men·in·gi·tis

noun \-ˌkr-ē-ō-ˌme-nən-ˈjī-təs\

Definition of LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS

:  an acute disease that is caused by an arenavirus (species Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus of the genus Arenavirus), that is characterized by fever, nausea and vomiting, headache, stiff neck, and slow pulse, that is marked by the presence of numerous lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid, and that is transmitted especially by rodents

Origin of LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS

New Latin choriomeningitis cerebral meningitis, from chorio- of a membrane resembling the chorion
First Known Use: 1934

lymphocytic choriomeningitis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS

: an acute disease caused by an arenavirus (genus Arenavirus) and characterized by fever, nausea and vomiting, headache, stiff neck, and slow pulse, marked by the presence of numerous lymphocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid, and transmitted especially by rodents

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