ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension 3.1 Summary. Which of the following statements best defines meningitis?
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All right, well, which of the following statements
best defines meningitis?
And here are the potential answers.
[ doorbell ] [ mumbles ] All right.
Time for Dr. Shmoop, MD.
How do we best define this deadly condition?
Well, we've gotta consider all the information presented in the text.
For instance, take a look at option B.
While meningitis does involve an inflamed spinal cord,
it's not caused by traumatic injury.
It's caused by viruses, bacteria, and certain drugs.
We can also eliminate option C.
Because there are multiple causes for meningitis,
it doesn't make sense to just define it as a side effect of drugs.
It's like an interview on reality television.
It isn't giving us the whole picture.
Option A can be ruled out, as well.
A headache is one of the symptoms of meningitis,
but that's not what defines the illness.
It's a lot more serious than that.
You can't just grab an over-the-counter bottle of Mencedrin,
the meningitis medicine.
Option D does the best job of defining meningitis.
It's a deadly condition in which the brain and spinal cord
So if WebMD is concerned with our headaches, maybe we should
turn our music down. Or, you know, uh, go to an actual doctor.
Not Dr. Shmoop.
All doctors to the E.R.