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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