Origin of poliomyelitis
Examples from the Web for poliomyelitis
Contemporary Examples of poliomyelitis
Poliomyelitis almost did him in, but decided instead to simply paralyze his left arm and leg.Dead Cool: Ian Dury
April 23, 2010
Historical Examples of poliomyelitis
Experiments on insect transmission of the virus of poliomyelitis.
A very fatal form of poliomyelitis has for a number of years prevailed in Sweden.Disease and Its Causes
William Thomas Councilman
Transmission of poliomyelitis by means of the stable-fly (Stomoxys calcitrans).
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
Blattella germanica and/or Blattella vaga Viruses: Unspecified strains of poliomyelitis virus, p. 103.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
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.)