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myositis

myositis in Medicine

myositis my·o·si·tis (mī'ə-sī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a muscle, especially a voluntary muscle, characterized by pain, tenderness, and sometimes spasm in the affected area. Also called initis.

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