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neurocysticercosis

noun neu·ro·cys·ti·cer·co·sis \ -ˌsis-tə-(ˌ)sər-ˈkō-səs \

medical Definition of neurocysticercosis

plural neurocysticercoses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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 SoteloThe New England Journal of Medicine15 Jan. 2004

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