What does the word encephalitis mean?

  • Inflammation of the BRAIN due to infection, autoimmune processes, toxins, and other conditions. Viral infections ( see ENCEPHALITIS, VIRAL) are a relatively frequent cause of this condition.

  • This term has been used, by some nosologists, synonymously with Cephaletis and Phrenetis. By others, it has been appropriated to inflammation of the brain, in contradistinction to that of the membranes.

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