Infantile paralysis
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • infantile paralysis — n POLIOMYELITIS * * * see poliomyelitis * * * the major illness of poliomyelitis; see poliomyelitis …   Medical dictionary

  • infantile paralysis — n. POLIOMYELITIS …   English World dictionary

  • infantile paralysis — infantile pa ralysis n [U] old fashioned ↑polio …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • infantile paralysis — infantile pa ralysis noun uncount OLD FASHIONED POLIO …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • infantile paralysis — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, apoplexy, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles …   Moby Thesaurus

  • infantile paralysis — polio, infectious viral disease which causes muscular paralysis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • infantile paralysis — noun Date: 1843 poliomyelitis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infantile paralysis — (in fan til pah ral i sis) See poliomyelitis …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • infantile paralysis — Pathol. poliomyelitis. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • infantile paralysis — noun dated poliomyelitis …   English new terms dictionary

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