Definitions for "Herpes zoster"
same as shingles; -- a form of herpes caused by the varicella-zoster virus.
shingles, a painful viral infection resulting in inflammation and blisters along the path of nerves. It remains in the body in a latent form and may erupt many years later in new attacks of shingles; also cause of chicken pox.
eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia