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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Poliomyelitis (824 words)
Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that can affect nerves and lead to paralysis.
Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus.
Clinical poliomyelitis affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and is divided into nonparalytic and paralytic forms.
Poliomyelitis - MSN Encarta (1316 words)
Poliomyelitis, infectious viral disease that sometimes results in paralysis.
The term poliomyelitis derives from Greek words referring to inflammation (itis) of the gray (polios) matter of the spinal cord (myelos).
Some infections result in abortive poliomyelitis, a mild form of the disease characterized by fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.
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