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retinitis

Syllabification: ret·i·ni·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌretnˈīdəs
 
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Definition of retinitis in English:

noun

Medicine
Inflammation of the retina of the eye.
Example sentences
  • Viral retinitis, a potentially sight threatening disease, is caused by herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus and cytomegalovirus 1.
  • Compared with acute retinal necrosis, progressive outer retinal necrosis is a more severe viral retinitis observed in immunocompromised persons, often in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Ganciclovir implants are effective in treating cytomegalovirus retinitis, a potentially blinding eye disease that affects people with AIDS.

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