an acute inflammation of the meninges of the brain and spinal cord, caused by a specific organism, accompanied by fever and occasionally red spots on the skin.
an acute infectious form of meningitis caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, characterized by high fever, skin rash, delirium, stupor, and sometimes coma Also called epidemic meningitis
cerebrospinal meningitis n.
See meningococcal meningitis.
central nervous system.
- Cerebrospinal pressure
cerebrospinal pressure n. Tension of the cerebrospinal fluid, normally 100 to 150 millimeters when measured by an instrument such as a manometer.
cerebrospinant cer·e·bro·spi·nant (sěr’ə-brō-spī’nənt) adj. Acting upon the brain and spinal cord.
- Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis
cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis cer·e·bro·ten·di·nous xanthomatosis (sěr’ə-brō-těn’də-nəs, sə-rē’brō-) n. An inherited disorder associated with the deposition of a form of cholesterol in the brain and other tissues and with elevated levels of cholesterol in plasma but with normal total cholesterol level; it is characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia beginning after puberty and by juvenile cataracts, and tendinous […]