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polymyalgia rheumatica

[pol-ee-mahy-al-jee-uh roo-mat-i-kuh, -al-juh]
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.
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Origin of polymyalgia rheumatica

From New Latin, dating back to 1955–60; see origin at poly-, myalgia, rheumatic
Also called pol·y·my·al·gi·a.
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