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Glossary for Post-polio syndrome

  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Delayed Viral Syndromes: Syndromes caused by viral infections that are delayed in there appearance
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Motor neuron diseases: Any of various disorders of the "motor neurons", nerves that control movement.
  • Muscle atrophy: Decrease in size and bulk of muscle.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle contractions: When a muscle is shortened in use
  • Muscle pain: Pain that is located anatomically in the region of muscles
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Polio: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
  • Pyridostigmine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Pyridostigmine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus


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