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polymyositis pol·y·my·o·si·tis (pŏl'ē-mī'ə-sī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of several voluntary muscles simultaneously.

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Encyclopedia Article for polymyositis

chronic, progressive inflammation of skeletal muscles, particularly the muscles of the shoulders and pelvis.

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