infantile paralysis


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infantile paralysis:

see poliomyelitispoliomyelitis
, polio,
or infantile paralysis,
acute viral infection, mainly of children but also affecting older persons. There are three immunologic types of poliomyelitis virus, one of which was eradicated in 1999; exposure to one type produces immunity
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infantile paralysis

[′in·fən‚tīl pə′ral·ə·səs]
(medicine)
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They argue that infantile paralysis was an emasculating disease that compromised Roosevelt's masculinity and consequently his elect-ability.
If the articles in the November Best's Review were about a medical scourge such as influenza, the plague, infantile paralysis or AIDS, we would find a solution.
Putting Roosevelt on the dime was an uncontroversial tribute, upon his death, to a well-loved president who had founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, or March of Dimes, in 1938.
One of the causes of these conditions, listed in the government's own regulations, is infantile paralysis, which is poliomyelitis.
USE OF A NEW "wooden lung" in place of the conventional "Iron Lung" in the treatment of polio, or infantile paralysis, proved highly successful in saving lives when that dreaded malady broke out in northern Michigan early last September.
Jeong, who suffers from cerebral infantile paralysis, used a computer to communicate.
Thanks to the work of private organizations like the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, victims of polio received medical care, and, beginning in the mid 1950s, nearly all Americans would be protected from the disease by vaccine.
One such campaign was the National PTA's effort -- in conjunction with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (March of Dimes), the Red Cross, and state branches of the American Medical Association -- to promote polio vaccination programs in the 1950s.
Though we know infantile paralysis as an epidemic disease of our own century, it existed prior to 1900, usually presenting in its nonparalytic form.
An epidemic of infantile paralysis, or poliomyelitis, sparked renewed interest in combatting the disease.
Throughout his prominent career, Roger Straus participated in a wide variety of philanthropic works including the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

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