polymyalgia rheumatica

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To polymyalgia rheumatica
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: polymyalgia
Next Definition: polymyalgia-rheumatica
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for polymyalgia rheumatica
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing polymyalgia rheumatica
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature