meningism definition

  • noun:
    • The triad of nuchal rigidity (neck stiffness), photophobia, and headache, an indication of discomfort associated with the meninges, as observed in meningitis, subarachnoid hemorrhages, etc.
    • A morbid problem marked by the the signs of meningitis, but with no real presence of this condition; pseudomeningitis.
    • signs that mimic those of meningitis but without irritation of meninges

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