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meningism

 [men´in-jizm]
the symptoms and signs of meningitis associated with acute febrile illness or dehydration but without actual inflammation of the meninges.

me·nin·gism

(mĕ-nin'jizm),
A condition in which the symptoms simulate a meningitis, but in which no actual inflammation of these membranes is present.
Synonym(s): pseudomeningitis

meningism

/me·nin·gism/ (men´in-jizm) the symptoms of meningitis with acute febrile illness or dehydration without infection of the meninges.

meningism

[minin′jizəm]
Etymology: Gk, meninx + ismos, process
an abnormal condition characterized by irritation of the brain and spinal cord and by symptoms that mimic those of meningitis. In meningism, however, there is no actual inflammation of the meninges.

me·nin·gism

(men'in-jizm)
A condition in which the symptoms simulate meningitis, but in which no actual inflammation of these membranes is present.

meningism

A collection of signs and symptoms, such as headache, stiff neck and fever, suggestive of MENINGITIS but occurring in the absence of an unequivocal diagnosis of the condition.

me·nin·gism

(men'in-jizm)
Condition in which symptoms simulate meningitis, without actual inflammation of these membranes.

meningism

(mənin´jizəm),
n an abnormal condition characterized by irritation of the brain and spinal cord and by symptoms that mimic those of meningitis. In meningism, however, there is no actual inflammation of the meninges.

meningism

the signs of meningitis associated with acute febrile illness or dehydration but without actual inflammation of the meninges.
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