Definition of Acute anterior poliomyelitis
1. Noun. An acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord.
Medical Definition of Acute anterior poliomyelitis
1. Inflammation of the anterior cornua of the spinal cord; an acute infectious disease caused by the poliomyelitis virus and marked by fever, pains, and gastroenteric disturbances, followed by a flaccid paralysis of one or more muscular groups, and later by atrophy. Synonym: acute atrophic paralysis, myogenic paralysis. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Acute anterior poliomyelitis
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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"acute anterior poliomyelitis (Poliomyelitis anterior acuta, Infantile Spinal Paralysis, Spinal Localization of the Heine-Medin Disease, Encephalomyelitis ..."
2. Nervous and mental diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1911)
"... with a decided tendency to bring the various forms into close relationship. acute anterior poliomyelitis. Poliomyelitis anterior acuta, acute spinal ..."
3. A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1919)
"acute anterior poliomyelitis. Anterior poliomyelitis is an acute infectious disease that involves the spinal cord. It is caused by a minute filtrable germ ..."