a former name for poliomyelitis
infantile paralysis n.
- Infantile purulent conjunctivitis
infantile purulent conjunctivitis n. See ophthalmia neonatorum.
- Infantile scurvy
infantile scurvy n. An acute form of scurvy in infants resulting from malnutrition, marked by pallor, fetid breath, coated tongue, diarrhea, and subperiosteal hemorrhages. Also called Barlow’s disease.
- Infantile sexuality
infantile sexuality n. In psychoanalytic theory, the overlapping oral, anal, and phallic phases of psychosexual development that occur during the first 5 years of life.
- Infantile spasm
infantile spasm n. Brief muscular spasms in infants, usually lasting from one to three seconds and often appearing as nodding spasms.