meningismus

noun

men·​in·​gis·​mus ˌmen-ən-ˈjiz-məs How to pronounce meningismus (audio)
plural meningismi -ˌmī How to pronounce meningismus (audio)
: a state of meningeal irritation with symptoms suggesting meningitis that often occurs at the onset of acute febrile diseases especially in children

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“Meningismus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/meningismus. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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