Definitions for "Polymyositis"
An inflammatory disorder of skeletal muscle. Symptoms include difficulty climbing stairs or rising from low seats, lifting packages, or working with arms outstretched or over the head. It is treated with steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. Treatment success is variable. The disorder does not resolve on its own.
inflammatory condition of the proximal skeletal muscles that can affect the bulbar musculature, and which can also be associated with underlying systemic autoimmune illnesses
Inflammation of several muscles at once.
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