pachymeningitis

Inflammation of the dura mater. SYN: perimeningitis. [pachy- + G. meninx, membrane, + -itis, inflammation]
- p. externa inflammation of the outer surface of the dura mater. SYN: epidural meningitis, external meningitis.
- hemorrhagic p. subdural hemorrhage associated with p.. SEE ALSO: subdural hemorrhage.
- hypertrophic cervical p. a fibrotic and inflammatory thickening of spinal pachymeninges, particularly in the cervical region, resulting in spinal nerve radiculopathy; believed to be of syphilitic etiology.
- p. interna inflammation of the inner surface of the dura mater. SYN: internal meningitis.
- pyogenic p. suppurative inflammation of the dura, often spreading from a neighboring osteomyelitis.

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pachy·men·in·gi·tis -.men-ən-'jīt-əs n, pl -git·i·des -'jit-ə-.dēz inflammation of the dura mater

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n.
inflammation of the dura mater, one of the membranes (meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord (see meningitis).

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pachy·men·in·gi·tis (pak″e-men″in-jiґtis) [pachy- + mening- + -itis] inflammation of the dura mater; the symptoms of the disease resemble those of meningitis. Cf. leptomeningitis.

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  • Pachymeningitis — Pach y*men in*gi tis, n. [Pachy + meningitis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the dura mater or outer membrane of the brain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pachymeningītis — (griech.), Entzündung der harten Hirnhaut, s. Gehirnhautentzündung 5) oder Rückenmarkshautentzündung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pachymeningitis — Pachymeningītis (grch.), Entzündung der harten Hirnhaut …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pachymeningitis — Pa|chy|menin|gi̱tis [zu ↑Pachymeninx] w; , ...iti̱den (in fachspr. Fügungen: ...i̱tides): Entzündung der harten Hirn und Rückenmarkshaut …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Pachymeningitis — Pa|chy|me|nin|gi|tis die; , ...itiden: Entzündung der harten Haut des Gehirns u. des Rückenmarks (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pachymeningitis — pachy·meningitis …   English syllables

  • pachymeningitis — n. inflammation of the dura mater, one of the membranes (meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord (see meningitis) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pachymeningitis — |pakē+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from pachy + meningitis : inflammation of the dura mater …   Useful english dictionary

  • pachymeningitis intralamellaris — intradural abscess …   Medical dictionary

  • circumscribed pachymeningitis — pachymeningitis limited to a definite area of the dura …   Medical dictionary

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