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Definition of "myopathy" [my•op•a•thy]

  • A disease of muscle or muscle tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "myopathy" in a sentence
  • "I am trying to help raise money to help my friend Susan Combs, who has been diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy, which is a muscular disease."
  • "The muscle injury, also called myopathy, is a known side effect with all statin medications."
  • "The FDA found that patients on the 80mg dose were more likely to develop a severe form of muscle damage called myopathy, compared with those on the lower 20mg dose."