Cerebro-spinal meningitis


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cerebro-spinal meningitis (Med) a dangerous epidemic, and endemic, febrile disease, characterized by inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, giving rise to severe headaches, tenderness of the back of the neck, paralysis of the ocular muscles, etc. It is sometimes marked by a cutaneous eruption, when it is often called spotted fever. It is not contagious.
    • Cerebro-spinal meningitis See under Cerebro-spinal.
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In literature:

Cerebro-spinal meningitis is another example of a disease which exists in sporadic and epidemic form.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
The unit lying next to us, the Seventeenth Battalion, was quarantined with that terrible disease, cerebro-spinal-meningitis.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
That the wound has penetrated the meninges is shown by the escape of cerebro-spinal fluid.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Prior to this the report of an odd case of cerebro-spinal meningitis had not occasioned any concern.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
Cerebro-spinal meningitis is not highly contagious.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Under the second head belong epidemic cerebro-spinal meningitis; epidemic meningitis; malignant meningitis; typhoid meningitis, etc.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various