myositis

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my·o·si·tis

 (mī′ə-sī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a muscle, especially a voluntary muscle, characterized by pain, tenderness, and sometimes spasm in the affected area.

myositis

(ˌmaɪəˈsaɪtɪs)
n
(Medicine) an inflammation or infection of muscle

my•o•si•tis

(ˌmaɪ əˈsaɪ tɪs)
n.
inflammation of muscle tissue.
[1810–20; appar. irreg. < Greek myós, genitive of mŷs muscle (see myo-) + -itis]

myositis

Inflammation of muscle tissue, causing weakness, tenderness, and pain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myositis - inflammation of muscle tissue
dermatomyositis - myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals
polymyositis - myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling; progression and severity vary among individuals
inclusion body myositis - myositis characterized by weakness of limb muscles (especially the thighs and wrists and fingers); sometimes involves swallowing muscles; onset after 50 and slowly progressive; seen more often in men than in women
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
myositis trichinosa, trichiniasis, trichinosis - infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted
Translations

my·o·si·tis

[MIM*160750]
n. miositis, infl. de uno o más músculos.

myositis

n miositis f
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Main causes for exophthalmoses include orbital abscess, orbital cellulitis, orbital cyst, eosinophilic myositis, lacrimal gland disease, foreign body granuloma, haematoma and trauma (Boydell 1991).
Surgical pathology of the neck exploration returned as acute lymphadenitis with eosinophilia, eosinophilic myositis, and no evidence of malignancy in any sample.
An outbreak of acute eosinophilic myositis attributed to human Sarcocystis parasitism.

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