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Definition of "encephalomyelitis" [encephalomyelitis]

  • Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "encephalomyelitis" in a sentence
  • "In the late 1950s, Dr. Melvin Ramsay in the U.K. began using the term myalgic encephalomyelitis to describe an illness marked by muscle fatiguability after minimal exertion and symptoms involving the central nervous system, such as impaired memory and concentration."
  • "A more severe reaction, known as encephalomyelitis, which is a swelling of the brain and spinal cord has also been observed."
  • "Stat3 in T cells are resistant to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, which is a multiple sclerosis (MS) model."