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Definition of "meningism" []

  • The triad of nuchal rigidity (neck stiffness), photophobia, and headache, a sign of irritation of the meninges, as seen in meningitis, subarachnoid hemorrhages, etc. (noun)

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Use "meningism" in a sentence
  • "With the first MMR vaccine (Urabe mumps strain) meningism/meningitis also occurred as a complication but it was even less frequent and milder than was the meningitis that occurs with natural mumps."
  • "- Encephalitis: fever, neurological signs, convulsions, coma, sometimes meningism with a clear CSF."
  • "- Classical meningeal syndrome with fever, meningism, neck stiffness, Budzinski and Kernig's signs positive: the patient lying extended, involuntarily flexes the knees when the neck is flexed or when the legs are raised vertically with the knees in extension."
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