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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sup][1],[2],[3] According to different clinical and pathological characteristics, the IIMs can be classified into the following subtypes: dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), necrotizing autoimmune myositis, inclusion body myositis, and overlap myositis.
The Myositis Disease Activity Assessment Tool (MDAAT), proposed by the International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies Group in 2004, (7) is an assessment tool for disease activity in DM or PM patients, which is now commonly used in clinical practice.
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