- An example of polio was one of the most feared diseases throughout the world in the 1950s.
- An example of polio was the disease that was basically eradicated by a successful vaccine invented by Jonas Salk in 1955, made of a dead polio virus that was administered by means of a shot.
Polio, short for poliomyelitis, is defined as an acute viral inflammation that damages or destroys the nerves in the brain or spinal cord and can cause permanent paralysis that sometimes leads to death.
polio - Medical Definition
- I replied, "Writing about polio," and he asked, "What is polio?"
- With a grant from the National Foundation for Infant Paralysis, he went to work on a polio vaccine.
- Their veracity was impeached in ancient times by Asinius Polio and has often been called in question by modern critics.
- After Caesar's victory at the battle of Munda (45), in which he took no actual part, he abandoned Corduba (Cordova), though for a time he held his ground in the south, and defeated Asinius Polio, the governor of the province.
- During his campaign and his time in office, the extent of the effect of his polio was kept from the public, but the fact he had the disease was commonly known.