post-polio syndrome

noun

Definition of post-polio syndrome

:a condition that affects former polio patients long after recovery from the disease and that is characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue

First Known Use of post-polio syndrome

1983


Medical Dictionary

post-polio syndrome

noun

medical Definition of post-polio syndrome

:a condition that affects former polio patients long after recovery from the disease and that is characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue

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