post-polio syndrome
noun Date: 1985 a condition that affects former poliomyelitis patients long after recovery from the disease and that is characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue

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  • Post-polio syndrome — (PPS), sometimes termed Middle age onset Post polio syndrome is a condition that affects survivors of poliomyelitis, a viral infection of the nervous system, after recovery from an initial paralytic attack of the virus. Typically the symptoms… …   Wikipedia

  • post-polio syndrome — n a condition that affects former poliomyelitis patients long after recovery from the disease and that is characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue * * * insidious numbness in muscles that develops 15 20 years after an… …   Medical dictionary

  • post-polio syndrome — /pohst poh lee oh / Pathol. muscle weakness occurring several decades after recovery from a polio infection, caused by fatiguing of collateral nerve axons developed during physical rehabilitation. * * * post polio syndrome, = post polio sequelae …   Useful english dictionary

  • post-polio syndrome — insidious numbness in muscles that develops 15–20 years after an attack of poliomyelitis; the muscles may or may not have been previously affected. It may be caused by loss of nerve cells that have been under greater strain than normal as a… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • post-polio syndrome — /pohst poh lee oh / Pathol. muscle weakness occurring several decades after recovery from a polio infection, caused by fatiguing of collateral nerve axons developed during physical rehabilitation. * * * …   Universalium

  • PPS (post-polio syndrome) — A constellation of symptoms and signs that appear from 20 to 40 years after the initial polio infection, and at least 10 years after what was thought to be recovery from polio It is estimated that 1.63 million Americans were struck by polio in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Post-Polio Health International — (PHI), is a relatively new name for a non profit organization that officially began its work in 1960. For many years it was known in medical, rehabilitation, and disability circles variously as GINI, or the International Polio Network, or the… …   Wikipedia

  • post-polio — post po·lio pō lē .ō adj recovered from poliomyelitis also affected with post polio syndrome <a post polio patient> …   Medical dictionary

  • Post-Polio-Syndrom — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 G14 Post Polio Syndrom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Post-polio muscular atrophy (PPMA) — Belated muscle wasting that occurs as part of the post polio syndrome (PPS), a constellation of symptoms and signs that appear late, from 20 to 40 years after the initial polio infection and at least 10 years after what was once thought to be the …   Medical dictionary

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