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po·li·o

 (pō′lē-ō′)

polio

(ˈpəʊlɪəʊ)
n
(Pathology) short for poliomyelitis

po•li•o

(ˈpoʊ liˌoʊ)

n.
poliomyelitis.
[1930–35, Amer.; shortened form]

po·li·o

(pō′lē-ō′)
A contagious disease, caused by a virus, that mainly affects the nerve cells of the spinal cord and brain, often leading to muscle weakness and paralysis. The name is a shortening of poliomyelitis (pō′lē-ō-mī′ə-lī′tĭs).

polio

- An abbreviation of poliomyelitis, from Greek polios, "gray," and muelos, "marrow," meaning "inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord."
See also related terms for inflammation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polio - an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cordpolio - 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
شَلَلُ الأَطْفَالشَلَل الأطْفال
obrna
polio
polio
dječja paraliza
gyermekbénulás
mænusótt, lömunarveiki
ポリオ
소아마비
poliomielitas
poliomielīts, bērnu trieka
polio
โรคโปลิโอ
bệnh bại liệt

polio

[ˈpəʊlɪəʊ] Npoliomielitis f, polio f

polio

[ˈpəʊliəʊ] npolio f polio vaccine, polio viruspolio vaccine nvaccin m contre la poliopolio virus nvirus m de la polio

polio

nPolio f, → Kinderlähmung f; polio vaccineImpfstoff mgegen Kinderlähmung; polio victimOpfer ntder Kinderlähmung, Polioopfer nt

polio

[ˈpəʊlɪəʊ] npolio f
polio victim → vittima m/f della polio

polio

(ˈpəuliou) (short for poliomyelitis (poulioumaiəˈlaitis) ) noun
a disease of the spinal cord often causing paralysis.

polio

شَلَلُ الأَطْفَال obrna polio Polio πολιομυελίτιδα polio polio polio dječja paraliza polio ポリオ 소아마비 polio polio paraliż dziecięcy poliomielite полиомиелит polio โรคโปลิโอ çocuk felci bệnh bại liệt 小儿麻痹症
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2 million US dollars for the procurement of equipment for the Regional Reference Laboratory for polio eradication, located in the National Institute of Health in Islamabad.
2 million US dollars for the procurement of equipment to the Regional Reference Laboratory for polio eradication, located in the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad.
2 million grant for the procurement of equipment for the polio eradication laboratory at the National Institute, Islamabad.
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KARACHI -- Commissioner Karachi, Aijaz Ahmed Khan inaugurated a polio vaccination campaign by administering polio drops to children at Chanesar Goth area of the metropolis on Monday.
QUETTA: A polio vaccination team was attacked on Thursday by unidentified men in the Shalkot area of the provincial capital.
Accompanied by district polio eradication officer (PEO) Haider Yousafzai and deputy district officer (health) Saeed Akhter, he monitored the anti-polio drive in rural areas of Pind Mehri and Shahyia and urban areas of Walinagar and slums of Pushtun and expressed his satisfaction over the performance of local anti-polio teams.
Peshawar -- A three-day anti polio campaign would start from January 15 in which 1025429 children below the age of five years will be vaccinated with polio drops said the spokesman on Sunday.
QUETTA: Newly elected CM Balochistan Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizinjo saidon Mondaythat all available resources being utilize against crippling Polio diseases, urged parents to administer their children with anti-polio drops in recent drive.
HEALTH officials' attempt to vaccinate 320,000 children in Syria after a recent polio outbreak is a stark reminder that the virus remains active.
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