secondary encephalitis n.
A usually demyelinating form of encephalitis contracted following vaccination for smallpox or during convalescence from measles, mumps, varicella, and certain other infectious diseases.
- Secondary follicle
secondary follicle n. See Graafian follicle.
noun, Psychiatry. 1. any advantage, as increased attention, disability benefits, or release from unpleasant responsibilities, obtained as a result of having an illness (distinguished from primary gain). secondary gain n. Interpersonal or social advantages gained indirectly from organic illness, such as an increase in attention from others.
- Secondary glaucoma
secondary glaucoma n. Glaucoma occurring as a sequel to preexisting ocular disease or injury.
- Secondary gout
secondary gout n. A disorder having the symptoms of gout and resulting from increased levels of uric acid in the blood brought about by a previously acquired disease of the blood or bone marrow, by lead poisoning, or by renal failure.