post-polio syndrome



Pathology. muscle weakness occurring several decades after recovery from a polio infection, caused by fatiguing of collateral nerve axons developed during physical rehabilitation. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

post-polio syndrome in Medicine

post-polio syndrome



A condition occurring most often in individuals who contracted severe cases of polio before age 10 and characterized by fatigue, exhaustion, muscle weakness, painful joints, and occasionally difficult breathing.
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