- pain in the muscles; muscular rheumatism.
Origin of myalgia
Also called myoneuralgia.
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Examples from the Web for myalgia
You might just as sensibly have the muscles cut out for myalgia.Intestinal Ills
Alcinous Burton Jamison
Dr. Prince transfers his men without rhyme or reason—all cases of myalgia and trench feet, too.The War-Workers
Torticollis, myalgia cervicalis, stiff neck or wry neck, caput obstipum.
Movement of the parts is also very painful; but usually not with the acute and agonizing pain which occurs in myalgia.
Myalgia is an exceedingly painful affection, and it is also much more common than was formerly supposed.
- pain in a muscle or a group of muscles
C19: from myo- + -algia
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Word Origin and History for myalgia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Muscular pain or tenderness, especially when diffuse and nonspecific.myodynia
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