epidemic encephalitis

epidemic encephalitis
n.
any type of widespread encephalitis caused by various viruses

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • encephalitis lethargica — encephalitis le·thar·gi·ca li thär ji kə, le n epidemic virus encephalitis in which somnolence is marked called also lethargic encephalitis …   Medical dictionary

  • encephalitis lethargica — [li thär′ji kə] n. a form of encephalitis, or sleeping sickness, epidemic in the period from 1915 to 1926 * * * …   Universalium

  • encephalitis lethargica — [li thär′ji kə] n. a form of encephalitis, or sleeping sickness, epidemic in the period from 1915 to 1926 …   English World dictionary

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