[pol-ee-mahy-al-jee-uh roo-mat-i-kuh, -al-juh]
- a chronic inflammatory disease, common among older persons, characterized by recurrent episodes of muscle pain and stiffness, sometimes leading to cardiovascular complications or blindness.
Origin of polymyalgia rheumatica
Also called pol·y·my·al·gi·a.
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The heavy doses of morphine he was on for the polymyalgia almost killed him in 2002.Remembering Dmitri Nabokov, the Novelist’s Son and Literary Executor
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- Pain in several muscle groups.
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