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Synonyms for poliomyelitis

an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord

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In its most severe form, bulbar polio, the virus attacks the brain stem, destroying the motor neurons that tell the body how to swallow, speak, and breathe.
We had no inkling there was anything wrong, but the next day he died of bulbar polio.