encapsulated virus: a virus that is surrounded by a protein coat called a capsule. Rabies and herpes are two such viruses.
encephalomyelitis: inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
immune globulins: these are sterile solutions made from donated antibodies
incubation period: the amount of time inbetween infection and the first appearance of symptoms of disease.
peripheral nerve: a nerve that is located outside of the brain or spinal cord.
post-mortem: after death
receptor: pieces of protein on a cell's surface that it requires to carry out cellular functions.