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5 ENTRIES FOUND:

meningitis

noun men·in·gi·tis \ˌmen-ən-ˈjīt-əs\
plural men·in·git·i·des \-ˈjit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of MENINGITIS

1
:  inflammation of the meninges and especially of the pia mater and the arachnoid
2
:  a disease that may be either a mild illness caused by any of numerous viruses (as various coxsackieviruses) or a more severe usually life-threatening illness caused by a bacterium (especially the meningococcus or the serotype designated B of Hemophilus influenzae), that may be associated with fever, headache, vomiting, malaise, and stiff neck, and that if untreated in bacterial forms may progress to confusion, stupor, convulsions, coma, and death
April 27, 2015
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