Definition of myositis in English:


Syllabification: my·o·si·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌmīōˈsīdəs


Inflammation and degeneration of muscle tissue.
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  • Imagine if people taking the pill have higher rates of hepatitis, bleeding ulcers, myositis (muscle inflammation), bradycardia, and acute renal failure all at the same time.
  • Progressive pulmonary fibrosis occurs in 10 percent of patients and, along with myositis of the respiratory muscles, may lead to hypoxemia.
  • A possible related injury is a torn brachialis muscle with associated myositis.


early 19th century: formed irregularly from Greek mus, mu- 'muscle' + -itis.

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