acute anterior poliomyelitis

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acute anterior poliomyelitis n.
An acute infectious inflammation of the anterior cornua of the spinal cord caused by the poliomyelitis virus and marked by fever, pains, and gastroenteric disturbances, flaccid paralysis, and atrophy of muscular groups. Also called Heine-Medin disease.

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