Encephalitis-lethargica meaning

lə-thärjĭ-kə
A viral epidemic encephalitis marked by apathy, paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle, and extreme muscular weakness. It occurred in various parts of the world between 1915 and 1926.
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A form of encephalitis, or sleeping sickness, epidemic in the period from 1915 to 1926
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A viral epidemic encephalitis marked by apathy, paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle, and extreme muscular weakness. It occurred in various parts of the world between 1915 and 1926.
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Origin of encephalitis-lethargica

  • New Latin encephalītis lēthargica encephalītis encephalitis Latin lēthargica feminine of lēthargicus sleepy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition