polymyalgia rheumatica

noun
polymyalgia rheu·​mat·​i·​ca | \ -rü-ˈmat-i-kə \

Medical Definition of polymyalgia rheumatica

: a disorder of the elderly characterized by muscular pain and stiffness in the shoulders and neck and in the pelvic area

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“Polymyalgia rheumatica.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/polymyalgia%20rheumatica. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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