An inflammatory disease of the muscles closest to the center of the body. It causes weakness, inability to stand, climb stairs, lift, or reach. It may also cause muscle pain and difficulty swallowing, and may affect the lungs and heart. Having polymyositis increases the risk of certain types of cancer.

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  • polymyositis — noun An inflammatory disease affecting multiple muscles …   Wiktionary

  • polymyositis — n. progressive disease of the skeletal muscle characterized by weakness scleroderma and rheumatism (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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