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po·li·o·my·e·li·tis

 (pō′lē-ō-mī′ə-lī′tĭs)
n.
A highly infectious viral disease that chiefly affects children and, in its acute forms, causes inflammation of motor neurons of the spinal cord and brainstem, leading to paralysis, muscular atrophy, and often deformity. Through vaccination, the disease is preventable. Also called infantile paralysis, polio.

[Greek polios, gray (since it affects the gray matter); see pel- in Indo-European roots + myelitis.]

po′li·o·my′e·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

poliomyelitis

(ˌpəʊlɪəʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) an acute infectious viral disease, esp affecting children. In its paralytic form (acute anterior poliomyelitis) the brain and spinal cord are involved, causing weakness, paralysis, and wasting of muscle. Often shortened to: polio Also called: infantile paralysis
[C19: New Latin, from Greek polios grey + muelos marrow]

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]

poliomyelitis

(also known as polio) A virus infection of groups of muscles, with severe symptoms. Vaccine is available against this.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poliomyelitis - an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cordpoliomyelitis - 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
dětská obrna
detská obrna

poliomyelitis

[ˈpəʊlɪəʊmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs] Npoliomielitis f

poliomyelitis

n (form)Poliomyelitis f (spec), → Kinderlähmung f

poliomyelitis

[ˈpəʊlɪəʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs] npoliomielite f

poliomyelitis, polio

(fam) n poliomielitis f, polio f (fam)
References in periodicals archive ?
Although rare, it is expected that patients with PI are at risk of developing Vaccine Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis (VAPP) and VDPV excretion, which could lead to possible exposure to the community.
From 1912 to 1972, more than 30,000 cases of paralytic poliomyelitis were reported in Australia, and a number of polio survivors in Australia today still live with the pain and debilitation of post-polio syndrome.
However, thanks to an effective anti-polio program, based on Government, NGO and international partnership, we have not had a single case of paralytic poliomyelitis for the last two years," said Vice President Ansari.