polio
Infantile paralysis In"fan*tile pa*ral"y*sis (Med.) An acute viral disease, affecting almost exclusively infants and young adults, characterized by inflammation of the anterior horns of the gray substance of the spinal cord. It is attended with febrile symptoms, motor paralysis, and muscular atrophy, often producing permanent deformities. Called also {acute anterior poliomyelitis}, {poliomyelitis} and {polio}. It is caused by any one of three polioviruses, and by the end of the twentieth century had been almost completely eradicated in developed countries by a widespread campaign of immunization. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • polio — polio …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • polio — [ pɔljo ] n. • 1962; abrév. ♦ Fam. 1 ♦ N. f. Poliomyélite. Il a eu la polio. 2 ♦ Poliomyélitique. Mendigoter « en faveur des polios, des aveugles, des nécessiteux » (Fallet). ● polio nom féminin Familier. Poliomyélite. ● polio nom Familier.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • polio- — Prefijo que significa gris. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • polio — elem. cenuşiu, materie cenuşie . (< fr. polio , cf. gr. polios) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • polio — Véase poliomielitis. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Polio — Polio[myelitis],die:⇨Kinderlähmung(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • polio — / pɔljo/ s.f. [abbrev. di poliomielite ], fam., invar. [malattia infettiva di origine virale, che comporta atrofia dei gruppi muscolari] ▶◀ Ⓣ (med.) poliomielite …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • polio- — [dal gr. poliós grigio ]. (med.) Primo elemento di parole composte, nelle quali fa riferimento alla sostanza grigia del sistema nervoso centrale …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • polio — → poliomielitis …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • polio — (n.) 1931, abbreviation of POLIOMYELITIS (Cf. poliomyelitis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pólio — s. f. O mesmo que poliomielite …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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