poliomyelitis: an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an acute viral infectious disease spread from person to person, primarily via the fecal-oral route. ...
Abbreviation of poliomyelitis
A disorder of the nerves supplying skeletal muscles, secondary to infection with the polio virus. In the lower limb this manifests as a maller limb with joint contractures and a high arched (cavus) foot.
gray; gray matter of the nervous system
the virus gains entry to the body by fecal oral contact, or person to person contact. The disease causes paralysis, which is irreversible, and in more severe cases this paralysis can lead to death by asphyxiation. ...
A deadly disease that killed or crippled millions of people worldwide.
Short for poliomyelitis, a viral disease characterized by its crippling effect on the human body, often causing loss of mobility and, at times, paralysis in the limbs.
A once-common infection that can cause paralysis and death. Widespread childhood immunization has wiped out this disease in the United States.
95% of those infected with polio have no symptoms. Polio is a viral disease that is spread through fecal matter. If symptoms do occur they include headache, vomiting, sore throat, meningitis, and in rare cases paralysis.
Poliomyelitis. An acute very infectious viral disease characterized by high fever followed by visible paralysis and atrophy of skeletal muscles, often with permanent disability.
Short for poliomyelitis , the crippling disease caused by the poliovirus. See also acute flaccid paralysis ; polio endemic
Polio is a severe viral disease characterised by headache, fever, sore throat, and stiffness. It can lead to paralysis. The disease has become rare since the introduction of the polio vaccine.
also called poliomyelitis is a contagious and historically devastating disease. This is a viral illness, and in about 95% produces no symptoms at all.
short for poliomyelitis; an acute viral disease that may include central nervous system involvement and result in paralysis and/or muscle atrophy.