Meaning of post-polio syndrome

post-po'li•o syn"drome

Pronunciation: (pōst-pō'lē-ō"), [key]
  1. muscle weakness occurring several decades after recovery from a polio infection, caused by fatiguing of collateral nerve axons developed during physical rehabilitation.
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