neurocysticercosis

noun
neu·​ro·​cys·​ti·​cer·​co·​sis | \ -ˌsis-tə-(ˌ)sər-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce neurocysticercosis (audio) \
plural neurocysticercoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce neurocysticercoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of neurocysticercosis

: infection of the central nervous system with cysticerci of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) Neurocysticercosis is the single most important reason why the incidence of epilepsy in the developing world is significantly higher than that in industrialized countries.— Julio Sotelo, The New England Journal of Medicine, 15 Jan. 2004

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“Neurocysticercosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neurocysticercosis. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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