• WordNet 3.6
    • n meningism symptoms that mimic those of meningitis but without inflammation of the meninges
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is considered to be the godfather of the modern vaccine era. Having created nearly three dozen vaccines - more than any other scientist, Hilleman is also credited with saving more lives than any other scientist. Probably best known for his preventive vaccine for mumps, Hilleman has also developed vaccines for measles, rubella, chicken pox, bacterial meningitis, flu and hepatitis B.
    • n meningism A morbid condition marked by the symptoms of meningitis, but without the actual presence of that disease; pseudomeningitis.
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In literature:

It is an odd form of meningitis.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
We have just got back from the pyramids, and dad is being treated for spinal meningitis, on account of riding a camel.
"Peck's Bad Boy Abroad" by George W. Peck
Inflammation of the meninges.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
Meningitis has set in and it won't be long now, before we'll have another empty bed.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
This contraction of the abdomen is attendant in every case of tuberculous meningitis.
"Prof. Koch's Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated" by Max Birnbaum
Meningitis, nervous and joint complications are among the rarer sequels.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Thus the pain in the back and head may be so intense as to resemble that of meningitis.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Symptoms of cerebral complications, in the form of delirium or coma, and of meningitis may supervene.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
They think it's meningitis.
"The Flaw in the Crystal" by May Sinclair
MENINGITIS, tubercular, inherited, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin

In news:

There is a fourth Minnesota resident who has meningitis linked to tainted steroids.
MINNEAPOLIS — There is a fourth Minnesota resident who has meningitis linked to tainted steroids.
Fourth Minnesotan has meningitis linked to tainted steroids.
The big drug industry news this morning: at least 35 people have gotten fungal meningitis from steroid injections into their spines, and 5 of them are dead.
Two Todd County residents infected with non-contagious fungal meningitis.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says five Kentuckians have been stricken with non-contagious fungal meningitis and two of those individuals are in Todd County.
An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis is likely to grow after sickening 26 people in five states, including four who died, health officials warned.
Residents of Oregon and most western states have been spared the meningitis outbreak caused by tainted medication from the Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center.
ATLANTA — Georgia health officials are helping to notify more than 150 people who may have received steroids produced by a firm tied to a meningitis outbreak.
15 states with meningitis cases.
10th Ohioan sickened with meningitis.
Up to one-third of pneumococcal meningitis survivors are disabled by hearing loss.
Unforeseen 'black mold' meningitis a challenge.
Wellspring patients free of meningitis.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has taken action against three more compounding pharmacies following unannounced inspections that were ordered in the wake of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a Framingham pharmacy.