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rhabdomyolysis Line breaks: rhabdo|myoly¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌrabdə(ʊ)mʌɪˈɒlɪsɪs/

Definition of rhabdomyolysis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
The destruction of striated muscle cells; (especially in horses) azoturia.
Example sentences
  • His past medical history is significant for multiple hospitalizations for rhabdomyolysis, diabetes, hepatitis C, and psoriasis.
  • Leading causes of nontraumatic, noncardiac sports death are exertional hyperthermia, followed by exertional rhabdomyolysis and status asthmaticus.
  • Lactic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes can complicate this disease.


1950s: from Greek rhabdos 'rod' + myo- + -lysis.

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