infantile paralysis


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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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In 1938, he founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which led to the development of a polio vaccine.
Roosevelt's former law partner, Basil O'Connor, was the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (March of Dimes), which tackled polio in the early 1930s.
Hammon and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis conducted an experiment in the early 1950s on about 55,000 healthy children in Texas, Utah, Iowa, and Nebraska, to assess the safety and effectiveness of gamma globulin to prevent paralytic polio.
These experiences greatly shaped his disdain for war in general and his advocacy for myriad humanitarian causes, like the lunch program he proposed for poor children in Chicago's schools and his involvement with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
This paper examines the life of one victim of the disease, Henriette Fortin (1871-1940), who contracted infantile paralysis at the age of two.
Roosevelt, the president who overcame infantile paralysis to initiate the New Deal (and who stood in stark contrast to his failed predecessor, the congenitally pessimistic Herbert Hoover).
Since contracting infantile paralysis in 1945 at the age of 23 while serving in the army, Mr Fisher has worked tirelessly to change perceptions of disabled people in the North East.
Poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis is an acute infectious disease characterized by fever flaccid paralysis and muscle atrophy as a result of the destruction of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem1.
IMC, with support from Qatar Charity, will provide lifesaving health care to displaced Syrian children, especially those suffering from infantile paralysis and measles.
To her mission she brought a shrewd intelligence, a brash personality, and a letter of introduction from the premier of her home state to Basil O'Connor, a close confidant of President Franklin Roosevelt and the powerful director of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP).
Berg dedicated his concerto "to the memory of an angel" Manon Gropius, a talented and lovely youth who suffered greatly with infantile paralysis.

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