Definitions for "Poliomyelitis"
Inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord.
infective condition caused by a virus that has a predilection for the anterior horn motorneurons. It is now rare in the UK and USA as a result of national vaccination programmes
a viral infection marked by fever, headache, stiff neck and back, deep muscle pain and weakness, and loss of certain somatic reflexes; a serious form, bulbar polio, results in destruction of motor neurons in anterior horns of the spinal nerves, leading to paralysis
Keywords:  syndrome, post
Post-polio Syndrome