Flu and Meningitis

Flu

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease of birds and mammals caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza viruses.

flu n : an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease [syn: {influenza}, {grippe}]

186 Moby Thesaurus words for "flu": African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Asiatic flu, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, Hong Kong flu, acute articular rheumatism, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, ague, alkali disease, aluminosis, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, amygdalitis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, anthrax, asbestosis, asthma, atypical pneumonia, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, bituminosis, black death, black fever, black lung, blackwater fever, breakbone fever, bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, brucellosis, bubonic plague, cachectic fever, catarrh, cerebral rheumatism, chalicosis, chicken pox, cholera, chronic bronchitis, cold, collapsed lung, common cold, coniosis, coryza, cowpox, croup, croupous pneumonia, dandy fever, deer fly fever, dengue, dengue fever, diphtheria, double pneumonia, dry pleurisy, dumdum fever, dysentery, elephantiasis, emphysema, empyema, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, epidemic pleurodynia, erysipelas, famine fever, fibrinous pneumonia, five-day fever, frambesia, glandular fever, grippe, hansenosis, hay fever, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, hookworm, hydrophobia, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, la grippe, laryngitis, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, lipoid pneumonia, loa loa, loaiasis, lobar pneumonia, lockjaw, lung cancer, lung fever, madness, malaria, malarial fever, marsh fever, measles, meningitis, milzbrand, mumps, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, pertussis, pharyngitis, pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, psittacosis, quinsy, rabbit fever, rabies, rat-bite fever, relapsing fever, rheum, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, septic sore throat, shingles, siderosis, silicosis, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, sore throat, splenic fever, spotted fever, strep throat, swamp fever, swine flu, tetanus, the sniffles, the snuffles, thrush, tinea, tonsilitis, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, undulant fever, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, virus pneumonia, wet pleurisy, whooping cough, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster

Meningitis

Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges.

meningitis n : infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea

255 Moby Thesaurus words for "meningitis": African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, adenoiditis, adrenitis, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, appendicitis, arteritis, arthritis deformans, arthritis fungosa, arthritis pauperum, atrophic arthritis, atrophic inflammation, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black death, black fever, blackwater fever, blennorrhagic arthritis, brain fever, breakbone fever, bronchitis, brucellosis, bubonic plague, bunion, bursitis, cachectic fever, capillaritis, carditis, catarrh, catarrhal inflammation, cerebellitis, cerebral meningitis, cerebral rheumatism, cerebritis, cerebrospinal meningitis, chicken pox, cholera, chronic infectious arthritis, chronic inflammation, cirrhotic inflammation, climactic arthritis, clitoritis, colitis, collagen disease, conjunctivitis, cowpox, cystitis, dandy fever, deer fly fever, degenerative arthritis, dengue, dengue fever, diffuse inflammation, diphtheria, dumdum fever, dysentery, elephantiasis, encephalitis, encephalitis lethargica, endocarditis, enteric fever, enteritis, equine encephalomyelitis, erysipelas, exudative inflammation, famine fever, fibroid inflammation, five-day fever, flu, focal inflammation, frambesia, gastritis, gingivitis, glandular fever, glossitis, gonococcal arthritis, gonorrheal arthritis, gonorrheal rheumatism, gout, gouty arthritis, grippe, hansenosis, hemophilic arthritis, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, hookworm, hydrophobia, hyperplastic inflammation, hypertrophic arthritis, hypertrophic inflammation, infantile paralysis, infectional arthritis, infectious hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammation, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, irritable bowel syndrome, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, laryngitis, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, lumbago, madness, malaria, malarial fever, marsh fever, mastoiditis, measles, menopausal arthritis, metastatic inflammation, metritis, milk leg, milzbrand, mucous colitis, mumps, mumps meningitis, myelitis, necrotic inflammation, nephritis, neuritis, obliterative inflammation, ophthalitis, ophthalmia, orchitis, ornithosis, osseous rheumatism, osteitis, osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, otitis, ovaritis, paradental pyorrhea, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, penitis, pericarditis, periodontitis, peritonitis, pertussis, pharyngitis, phlebitis, pneumonia, podagra, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, proliferative arthritis, prostatitis, psittacosis, pyonephritis, pyorrhea, pyorrhea alveolaris, rabbit fever, rabies, rat-bite fever, reactive inflammation, relapsing fever, rheumatic fever, rheumatism, rheumatiz, rheumatoid arthritis, rhinitis, rickettsialpox, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, sclerosing inflammation, septic sore throat, seroplastic inflammation, serous inflammation, serum hepatitis, shingles, simple inflammation, sinusitis, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, spastic colon, specific inflammation, splenic fever, spotted fever, strep throat, subacute rheumatism, suppurative arthritis, suppurative inflammation, swamp fever, syphilitic arthritis, tennis elbow, testitis, tetanus, thrombophlebitis, thrush, tinea, tonsilitis, torticollis, toxic inflammation, traumatic inflammation, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tuberculous arthritis, tuberculous rheumatism, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, ulcerative colitis, undulant fever, uratic arthritis, ureteritis, urethral arthritis, urethritis, uteritis, vaccinia, vaginitis, varicella, variola, venereal disease, vertebral arthritis, viral dysentery, visceral rheumatism, vulvitis, whooping cough, wryneck, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster

Meningitis \Men`in*gi"tis\, n. [NL. See {Meninges}, and {-itis}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord. [1913 Webster] {Cerebro-spinal meningitis}. See under {Cerebro-spinal}. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • flu: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • flu: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • meningitis: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • meningitis: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • meningitis: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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