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infantile paralysis


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Noun infantile paralysis has 1 sense
  1. poliomyelitis, polio, infantile paralysis, acute anterior poliomyelitis - an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
    --1 is a kind of infectious disease

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Infantile Paralysis


Infantile Paralysis, also known as polio or poliomyelitis, is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the nervous system, particularly the spinal cord. It primarily affects infants and young children, causing muscle weakness or paralysis.

Senses and Usages:


Sense 1: Viral infection causing muscle weakness or paralysis

Example sentence: The hospital has seen an increase in the number of infants with infantile paralysis.

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