polioencephalomyelitis po·li·o·en·ceph·a·lo·my·e·li·tis (pō’lē-ō-ěn-sěf’ə-lō-mī’ə-lī’tĭs)
polioencephalopathy po·li·o·en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy (pō’lē-ō-ěn-sěf’ə-lŏp’ə-thē) n. Disease of the gray matter of the brain.
[poh-lee-oh-mahy-uh-lahy-tis] /ˌpoʊ li oʊˌmaɪ əˈlaɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. an acute viral disease, usually affecting children and young adults, caused by any of three polioviruses, characterized by inflammation of the motor neurons of the brain stem and spinal cord, and resulting in a motor paralysis, followed by muscular atrophy and often permanent deformities. /ˌpəʊlɪəʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪtɪs/ noun […]
- Poliomyelitis immune globulin
poliomyelitis immune globulin n. A sterile solution of globulins containing antibodies normally present in adult blood that is used as a passive immunological agent to confer temporary protection against paralytic polio and to attenuate or prevent poliomyelitis, measles, and infectious hepatitis.
- Poliomyelitis virus
poliomyelitis virus n. The picornavirus that causes poliomyelitis. Serologic types 1, 2, and 3 are recognized, type 1 being responsible for most cases of paralytic poliomyelitis and most epidemics. Also called poliovirus, poliovirus hominis.