rhabdomyolysis

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

Definition of rhabdomyolysis

  1. :  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 and Etymology of rhabdomyolysis

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


First Known Use: 1956


Medical Dictionary

rhabdomyolysis

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

Medical Definition of rhabdomyolysis

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rhabdomyolyses

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  1. :  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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