post-polio syndrome

[ pohst-poh-lee-oh ]
/ poʊstˈpoʊ liˌoʊ /

noun

Pathology. muscle weakness occurring several decades after recovery from a polio infection, caused by fatiguing of collateral nerve axons developed during physical rehabilitation.

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Medical definitions for post-polio syndrome

post-polio syndrome
[ pōst-pōlē-ō′ ]

n.

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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