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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 of polymyalgia rheumatica
1955-1960
1955-60; < New Latin; see poly-, myalgia, rheumatic
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