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Meaning of INFANTILE PARALYSIS

Pronunciation:  'infun`tIl pu'ralisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
 
 Synonyms: acute anterior poliomyelitis, polio, poliomyelitis
 
 See Also: infectious disease

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In"fan*tile pa*ral"y*sis\ (Med.)
An acute disease, almost exclusively infantile, 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}.



 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Poliomyelitis is caused by the infection of poliovirus. It can cause paralysis by infecting the motor nerve cells of the medulla and spinal cord.
 
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