Definition of myalgia in English:

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Pronunciation: /mīˈalj(ē)ə/


Pain in a muscle or group of muscles.
Example sentences
  • Arthralgia, myalgia, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting have also been frequently reported.
  • After several days in the hospital the rash began to fade, but the low-grade fever, myalgia, arthralgia, and muscle weakness persisted.
  • Other symptoms may include chills, anorexia, generalized or frontal headache, severe myalgia and arthralgia, weakness, and fatigue.



Pronunciation: /mīˈaljik/
Example sentences
  • The international reputation that he acquired in the field of myalgic encephalitis research sprang from the records that he kept for 40 years.
  • The recent adoption of the term chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalitis reflects such a compromise, albeit an uneasy one.
  • This is still the case with conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalitis.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek mus 'muscle' + -algia.

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Syllabification: my·al·gi·a

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