- poliomyelitis immune globulin,
- poliomyelitis virus,
Origin of poliomyelitis
Examples from the Web for poliomyelitis
Poliomyelitis almost did him in, but decided instead to simply paralyze his left arm and leg.
The meningococcus and the virus of poliomyelitis pass from the nose into the cranial cavity without local lesions in the former.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
Some experimental observations on monkeys, concerning the transmission of poliomyelitis through the agency of Stomoxys calcitrans.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The possible role of the cockroach in the dissemination of poliomyelitis virus.
Word Origin for poliomyelitis
1874, also polio-myelitis, coined by German physician Adolph Kussmaul (1822-1902) from Greek polios "grey" (see fallow (adj.)) + myelos "marrow" + -itis "inflammation." So called because the gray matter in the spinal cord is inflamed, which causes paralysis. The earlier name was infantile paralysis (1843).
In many respects, also, this affection resembles the acute spinal paralysis of infancy, which, from the researches of Charcot, Joffroy, and others, have been shown pathologically to be an acute myelitis of the anterior cornua. Hence, for these forms of paralysis, Professor Kussmaul suggests the name of 'poliomyelitis anterior.' ["London Medical Record," Dec. 9, 1874]
An acute disease, and an infectious disease, caused by a virus, that brings about inflammation of certain nerve cells in the spinal cord. It can have a wide range of effects, from mild to severe, including paralysis, permanent disability, and death. In the United States, the disease has now largely vanished since the development of a vaccine against it. (See Sabin vaccine and Salk vaccine.)