Definition of "myositis" []

  • Inflammation of a muscle, especially a voluntary muscle, characterized by pain, tenderness, and sometimes spasm in the affected area. (noun)

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Use "myositis" in a sentence
  • "Neurologists, discovering that in a whole host of diseases—MS, myasthenia gravis, myositis, Guillain-Barré syndrome—the body was destroying parts of its neuromuscular system, became designated specialists in those diseases."
  • "Infective pyomyositis and myositis in children in the era of community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection."
  • "I have autoimmune problems, and my sisters have dermatic myositis and endometriosis and chronic fatigue syndrome and my husband has a bad disk and a bad knee."