|Pronunciation: || ||`powleeow`mIu'lItis|
| ||Definition:|| |
[n] an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
POLIOMYELITIS is a 13 letter word that starts with P.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||acute anterior poliomyelitis, infantile paralysis, polio|
| ||See Also:|| ||infectious disease|
| ||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.|