infantile paralysis


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Related to infantile paralysis: cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, meningitis, abortive poliomyelitis

infantile paralysis

infantile paralysis

n
(Pathology) a former name for poliomyelitis

po•li•o•my•e•li•tis

(ˌpoʊ li oʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs)

n.
an acute infectious disease of motor nerves of the spinal cord and brain stem, caused by a poliovirus and sometimes resulting in muscular atrophy and skeletal deformity: formerly epidemic in children and young adults, now controlled by vaccination.
[1875–80; < Greek polió(s) gray (referring to the gray matter of the spinal cord) + myelitis]
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Noun1.infantile paralysis - an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cordinfantile paralysis - an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
Translations

infantile paralysis

n (dated Med) → Kinderlähmung f
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