poliomyelitis | definition

  • disease caused by an infection of the enteric polio virus characterized by inflammation of the motor neurons of the brain stem and spinal cord
  • can result in paralysis


Parker, N., Schneegurt, M., Thi Tu, A.-H., Forster, B. M., & Lister, P. (n.d.). Microbiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at: https://openstax.org/details/books/microbiology



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