[n] - inflammation of many muscles
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an autoimmune disease of connective tissue in which muscles weaken and become inflamed
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inflammatory condition of the proximal skeletal muscles that can affect the bulbar musculature, and which can also be associated with underlying systemic autoimmune illnesses
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Our Polymyositis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Polymyositis Polymyositis: A chronic inflammatory disease of muscle that begins when white blood cells, the immune cells of inflammation, spontaneously invade muscles, especially the muscles closest to the ...
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<pathology> An inflammatory condition of muscle of unknown aetiology. Muscle pain and weakness are common symptoms of this condition. When associated with a skin rash the condition is referred to as dermatomyositis. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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noun myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling; progression and severity vary among individuals
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(pol″e-mi″o-si´tis) a chronic, progressive inflammatory disease of skeletal muscle, seen in both children and adults, characterized by symmetrical weakness of the limb girdles, neck, and pharynx. It is usually associated with pain and tenderness, and may be preceded or followed by manif...
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chronic, progressive inflammation of skeletal muscles, particularly the muscles of the shoulders and pelvis.[2 related articles]
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Polymyositis (PM)("inflammation of many muscles") is a type of chronic inflammation of the muscles (inflammatory myopathy) related to dermatomyositis and inclusion body myositis. ==Signs and symptoms== Symptoms include pain, with marked weakness and/or loss of muscle mass in the proximal musculatur...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pol′ē-mī′ō-sī′tis Definitions: 1. Inflammation of a number of voluntary muscles simultaneously.
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An inflammatory disease of the muscles closest to the center of the body. It causes weakness, inability to stand, climb stairs, lift, or reach. It may also cause muscle pain and difficulty swallowing, and may affect the lungs and heart. Having polymyositis increases the risk of certain types of canc...
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1) Inflammation of many muscles 2) Myositis
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