choriomeningitis cho·ri·o·men·in·gi·tis (kôr’ē-ō-měn’ĭn-jī’tĭs)
Cerebral meningitis in which there is marked cellular infiltration of the meninges, often with a lymphocytic infiltration of the choroid plexuses.
[kawr-ee-on, kohr-] /ˈkɔr iˌɒn, ˈkoʊr-/ noun 1. Embryology. the outermost of the extraembryonic membranes of land vertebrates, contributing to the formation of the placenta in the placental mammals. 2. Zoology. the membrane around the eggs of certain insects, secreted by cells of the ovary. /ˈkɔːrɪən/ noun 1. the outer of two membranes that form a […]
- Chorionic epithelioma
chorionic epithelioma n. See choriocarcinoma.
noun 1. Also called human chorionic gonadotropin. Biochemistry. a hormone, produced in the incipient placenta of pregnant women, that stimulates the production of estrogen and progesterone: its presence in blood or urine is an indication of pregnancy. 2. Pharmacology. a commercial form of this substance, obtained from the urine of pregnant mares, used in medicine […]
- Chorionic growth hormone-prolactin
chorionic growth hormone-prolactin n. See human placental lactogen.