ascending poliomyelitis


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ascending poliomyelitis

Etymology: L, ascendere, to rise; Gk, polios, gray, myelos, marrow, itis, inflammation
poliomyelitis that begins in the legs and spreads upward to involve the trunk and respiratory muscles. See also ascending paralysis.

ascending poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis in which paralysis begins in the lower extremities and progresses up the legs, thighs, and trunk, and finally involves the respiratory muscles.
See also: poliomyelitis
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