Post-polio syndrome



[pohst-poh-lee-oh] /poʊstˈpoʊ liˌoʊ/

noun
1.
Pathology. muscle weakness occurring several decades after recovery from a polio infection, caused by fatiguing of collateral nerve axons developed during physical rehabilitation.

post-polio syndrome post-po·li·o syndrome (pōst-pō’lē-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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