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Syllabification: en·ceph·a·li·tis
Pronunciation: /enˌsefəˈlīdəs

Definition of encephalitis in English:


Inflammation of the brain, caused by infection or an allergic reaction.
Example sentences
  • Complications of systemic infection include pneumonia, encephalitis, and hepatitis.
  • West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can cause encephalitis, a brain infection.
  • Meningitis and encephalitis are infections of the brain and spinal cord usually caused by bacteria or viruses.



Pronunciation: /-ˈlitik/
Example sentences
  • Acyclovir seems to be the most promising treatment, since it has shown effectiveness in mucocutaneous, genital, and encephalitic HSV infections.
  • Therefore, rabies patients, particularly the encephalitic type, should be isolated, sedated and allowed to die as peacefully as possible.
  • Though the WNV encephalitis in horses is rare, a considerable mortality rate is reported in the case of encephalitic horses.

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