infantile paralysis

infantile paralysis
(in\'fan-til pah-ral\'i-sis)

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • infantile paralysis — n. POLIOMYELITIS …   English World dictionary

  • Infantile paralysis (polio) — Infantile paralysis is an old synonym for poliomyelitis, an acute and sometimes devastating viral disease. Man is the only natural host for poliovirus. The virus enters the mouth and multiplies in lymphoid tissues in the pharynx and intestine.… …   Medical 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 — Pathol. poliomyelitis. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

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