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Definitions and Synonyms of cephalitis | Another word for cephalitis | What is cephalitis?

Definition 1: inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for cephalitis in the sense of this definition

(cephalitis is a kind of ...) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

(... is a kind of cephalitis ) encephalitis that resembles apoplexy due to blood extravasation

(... is a kind of cephalitis ) encephalitis caused by a virus that is transmitted by a mosquito from an infected horse

(... is a kind of cephalitis ) common form of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex 1; usually affects the temporal and frontal lobes

(... is a kind of cephalitis ) inflammation of the white matter of the brain

(... is a kind of cephalitis ) inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges

(... is a kind of cephalitis ) diffuse inflammation of the entire brain

(... is a kind of cephalitis ) an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness

(... is a kind of cephalitis ) encephalitis caused by the West Nile virus; can be fatal in humans and horses and birds

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