polymyalgia rheumatica

[ pol-ee-mahy-al-jee-uhroo-mat-i-kuh, -al-juh ]

nounPathology.
  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.

Origin of polymyalgia rheumatica

1
From New Latin, dating back to 1955–60; see origin at poly-, myalgia, rheumatic
  • Also called pol·y·my·al·gi·a.

Words Nearby polymyalgia rheumatica

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023