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polymyalgia rheumatica

[ pol-ee-mahy-al-jee-uh roo-mat-i-kuh, -al-juh ]
/ ˌpɒl i maɪˈæl dʒi ə rʊˈmæt ɪ kə, -ˈæl dʒə /
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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.

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Also called pol·y·my·al·gi·a.

Origin of polymyalgia rheumatica

From New Latin, dating back to 1955–60; see origin at poly-, myalgia, rheumatic
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