rhabdomyolysis

noun rhab·do·my·ol·y·sis \ ˌrab-dō-mī-ˈä-lə-səs \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of rhabdomyolysis

New Latin, from rhabdo- + my- + -lysis


Medical Dictionary

rhabdomyolysis

noun rhab·do·my·ol·y·sis \ ˌrab-dō-mī-ˈäl-ə-səs \

medical Definition of rhabdomyolysis

plural rhabdomyolyses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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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