encephalitis


noun Pathology.

  1. inflammation of the substance of the brain.
  2. Also called encephali·tis le·thar·gi·ca [li-thahr-ji-kuh] /lɪˈθɑr dʒɪ kə/. a form of this condition, caused by a filterable virus and characterized by apathy and abnormal sleepiness; sleeping sickness.

noun

  1. inflammation of the brain
n.

1843, from medical Latin encephalon (from Greek enkephalos “brain,” literally “within the head,” from en “in” + kephale “head;” see cephalo-) + -itis.

n. pl. en•ceph•a•lit•i•des (-lĭtĭ-dēz)

  1. Inflammation of the brain.cephalitis

  1. Inflammation of the brain, usually caused by infection with a virus.

An inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis may be caused by a virus or lead poisoning, or it may be a complication of another disease, such as influenza or measles. Encephalitis can cause permanent brain damage or death. It is also possible, however, to recover from it completely.

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