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polymyalgia rheumatica

[pol-ee-mahy-al-jee-uh roo-mat-i-kuh, -al-juh] /ˌpɒl i maɪˈæl dʒi ə rʊˈmæt ɪ kə, -ˈæl dʒə/
noun, Pathology
1.
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
1955-1960
1955-60; < Neo-Latin; see poly-, myalgia, rheumatic
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