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meningoencephalitis

 [mĕ-ning″go-en-sef″ah-li´tis]
inflammation of the brain and its meninges; called also encephalomeningitis.
primary amebic meningoencephalitis a rare and often fatal acute, febrile, purulent meningoencephalitis caused by usually free-living soil and water amebas of the genera Naegleria, Acanthamoeba, and Hartmannella.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef-ă-lī'tis),
An inflammation of the brain and its membranes.
[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + -itis, inflammation]
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meningoencephalitis

(mə-nĭng′gō-ĕn-sĕf′ə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the brain and meninges.

me·nin′go·en·ceph′a·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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meningoencephalitis

Inflammation of the brain and meninges.
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meningoencephalitis

 Neurology Inflammation of the brain and its covering. See Primary acquired meningoencephalitis, West Nile meningoencephalitis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef'ăl-ī'tis)
An inflammation of the brain and its membranes.
Synonym(s): cerebromeningitis, encephalomeningitis.
[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + -itis, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

meningoencephalitis

Inflammation of the brain and the surrounding membranes (MENINGES).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·li·tis

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef'ăl-ī'tis)
Inflammation of brain and its membranes.
Synonym(s): cerebromeningitis.
[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + -itis, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A prospective clinical study of patients in the initial phase of TBE who were monitored for the appearance of the second, encephalitic phase of the disease, showed that an abortive form of TBE (i.e., an isolated initial phase not followed by the meningoencephalitic phase), as seen in the third patient in our study, is a rare event (10).
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