polymyalgia


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polymyalgia

 [pol″e-mi-al´jah]
pain involving many muscles.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·my·al·gi·a

(pol'ē-mī-al'jē-ă),
Pain in several muscle groups.
[poly- + G. mys, muscle, + algos, pain]
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pol·y·my·al·gi·a

(pol'ē-mī-al'jē-ă)
Pain in several muscle groups.
[poly- + G. mys, muscle, + algos, pain]
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