my·​op·​a·​thy | \ mī-ˈä-pə-thē How to pronounce myopathy (audio) \
plural myopathies

Definition of myopathy

: a disorder of muscle tissue or muscles

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myopathic \ ˌmī-​ə-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce myopathy (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web And then there are a lot of people who are wasted with neuropathy and myopathies who are just going to need time and energy to get that back up. Kristen Jordan Shamus,, "COVID-19 nearly killed them both: A Michigan couple's journey to hell and back," 10 May 2020 Clare has Nemaline myopathy, a rare genetic disorder that causes muscle weakness throughout her body. cleveland, "Superhero Project helps kids find inner strength," 1 Mar. 2020 Doctors discovered Kaden had myofibrillar myopathy, a rare genetic disorder that saps the strength in his muscles. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Kaden Cook, heart transplant recipient, dies at age 19: 'He knew it was coming'," 12 Feb. 2020 Petersen was born with central nuclear myopathy, a form of muscular dystrophy that has weakened his muscles, eyes and heart. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers stage a surprise for two kids at Brewers On Deck, sending both to spring training," 26 Jan. 2020 Andy Welter was born with myotubular myopathy, a muscle disorder that causes problems with the tone and contraction of skeletal muscles, according to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "High school was hard, then Farmington football captains ‘changed senior year’," 27 Sep. 2019 Dermatomyositis in general is a disorder that affects one’s muscles, and belongs to a group of conditions called inflammatory myopathies. Maggie O'neill,, "The Large, Painful Sores on This Man's Hands Were Caused By An Extremely Rare Inflammatory Disease," 31 July 2019 Already, diseases such as night blindness and myopathy are affecting horses, experts say. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Speedy horses evolved only recently, says landmark equine study," 2 May 2019 The 31-year-old woman was suffering a condition called inflammatory myopathy, which affected her left leg and caused pain severe enough to disrupt her sleep. Alice Park, Time, "Doctors Think a Woman's Tattoo May Have Been Causing Her Severe Leg Pain," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of myopathy

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of myopathy was circa 1849

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“Myopathy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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my·​op·​a·​thy | \ mī-ˈäp-ə-thē How to pronounce myopathy (audio) \
plural myopathies

Medical Definition of myopathy

: a disorder of muscle tissue or muscles

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