Definition of myositis in English:


Line breaks: myo|sitis
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • 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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