polymyalgia

polymyalgia rheumatica

[pol-ee-mahy-al-jee-uh roo-mat-i-kuh, -al-juh]
noun Pathology.
a chronic inflammatory disease, common among older persons, characterized by recurrent episodes of muscle pain and stiffness, sometimes leading to cardiovascular complications or blindness.
Also called polymyalgia.


Origin:
1955–60; < Neo-Latin; see poly-, myalgia, rheumatic

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