Definition of "rhabdomyolysis" [rhabdomyolysis]

  • The rapid disintegration of striated muscle tissue accompanied by the excretion of myoglobin in the urine. (noun)

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Use "rhabdomyolysis" in a sentence
  • "Myopathy is marked by muscle pain and weakness, and in a serious form called rhabdomyolysis can damage the kidneys."
  • "All of the statins have been linked with muscle injury and rare cases of muscle breakdown, a condition called rhabdomyolysis, which occurs in about five of every 100,000 patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs."
  • "Muscle pain and weakness, a condition called rhabdomyolysis, is actually the most common side effect of statin drugs, which is thought to occur because statins activate the atrogin-1 gene, which plays a key role in muscle atrophy. [xiii]"