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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.
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(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]
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(ˌpoʊ li oʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs)

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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(also known as polio) A virus infection of groups of muscles, with severe symptoms. Vaccine is available against this.
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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
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[ˈpəʊlɪəʊmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs] Npoliomielitis f
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n (form)Poliomyelitis f (spec), → Kinderlähmung f
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[ˈpəʊlɪəʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs] npoliomielite f
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poliomyelitis, polio

(fam) n poliomielitis f, polio f (fam)
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The latter was designed to eradicate poliomyelitis and the former was responsible to ensure that poliomyelitis did not re-emerge once it was eradicated, he added.
The Minister of Health, Hala Zayed, launched the national campaign for vaccination against poliomyelitis on Sunday.
DUBAI, Feb 10 (KUNA) -- UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammad Al-Maktoum awarded on Sunday Afghanistan's Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz, in honor of his relentless efforts to vaccinate Afghan children against poliomyelitis. During his accepting speech, at the 7th World Government Summit in Dubai, Feroz, said "I have never dreamt of receiving such a prestigious award and our people will never forget the support we receive from UAE." The minister received "Best Minister in the World" at the ceremony.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed donated $167 million (AED613.31 million) for the efforts aimed at eradicating poliomyelitis and the provision of vaccines for children, especially in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed donated $167 million (Dh613.31 million) for the efforts aimed at eradicating poliomyelitis and the provision of vaccines for children, especially in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The vaccine is indicated to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis, hepatitis B and invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenza type b.
Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of expanded program on immunization (EPI) in Pakistan by finding proportion of children who have received at least one dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to pre vent poliomyelitis but failed to receive 2nd and 3rd dose before the end of their 1st year of life.
Instead, Cooper theorized that the impairments to Hawking's neurological system and motor skills were caused by poliomyelitis, more commonly known as polio.
These include Hepatitis B (jaundice), tuberculosis and poliomyelitis pertussis, tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, and Hepatitis B, poliomyelitis.Additionally, the government is planning to introduce vaccination programs against chicken pox, meningitis and rotaviral infection in the future.
Ahmed al-Hardan has emphasized the Sudan's pioneering role in the eradication of poliomyelitis compared to the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, praising the experience of Sudan in the implementation of the policy of detecting acute paralysis.
The Pamir Kyrgyz in Kulanak village of Naryn region have been vaccinated against poliomyelitis, rubella and diphtheria, Turmush reported.