Meningitis

meningitis

(Science: microbiology, neurology) inflammation of the meninges. When it affects the dura mater, the disease is termed pachymeningitis, when the arachnoid and pia mater are involved, it is called leptomeningitis or meningitis proper.

See also: aseptic meningitis.

Origin: Gr. Meninx = membrane

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Meningitis&oldid=31324"
First | Previous (Meningioma) | Next (Meningoencephalitis) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.