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rhabdomyolysis

noun rhab·do·my·ol·y·sis \ˌrab-dō-mī-ˈä-lə-səs\

Definition of RHABDOMYOLYSIS

:  the destruction or degeneration of muscle tissue (as from traumatic injury, excessive exertion, or stroke) accompanied by the release of breakdown products into the bloodstream and sometimes leading to acute renal failure

Origin of RHABDOMYOLYSIS

New Latin, from rhabdo- + my- + -lysis
First Known Use: 1956

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rhabdomyolysis

noun rhab·do·my·ol·y·sis \ˌrab-dō-mī-ˈäl-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural rhab·do·my·ol·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of RHABDOMYOLYSIS

:  the destruction or degeneration of skeletal muscle tissue (as from traumatic injury, excessive exertion, or stroke) that is accompanied by the release of muscle cell contents (as myoglobin and potassium) into the bloodstream resulting in hypovolemia, hyperkalemia, and sometimes acute renal failure

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