polymyalgia rheumatica: Meaning and Definition of

pol•y•my•al•gi•a rheu•mat•i•ca

Pronunciation: (pol"ē-mī-al'jē-u roo-mat'i-ku, -al'ju), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  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. Also called
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