Definition of Myalgia

1. Noun. Pain in a muscle or group of muscles.

Exact synonyms: Myodynia
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain
Derivative terms: Myalgic

Definition of Myalgia

1. n. Pain in the muscles; muscular rheumatism or neuralgia.

Definition of Myalgia

1. Noun. (pathology) Muscular pain or tenderness. ¹

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Definition of Myalgia

1. muscular pain [n -S] : MYALGIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Myalgia

1. Pain in a muscle or muscles. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Myalgia

my gosh
my lips are sealed
my my
my name is
my pleasure
my sainted aunt
my sainted uncle
my son
my stories
my thinks
my very educated mother just served us nine pumpkins
my way or the highway
my word
myalgia (current term)
myalgia thermica
myalgic encephalomyelitis
myall wood

Literary usage of Myalgia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"It is usually due to cold, this "rheumatic myalgia" being kept separate from the muscular pains due to trauma, to lead-poisoning, or to gout. ..."

2. Clinical Medicine: A Systematic Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of by Austin Flint (1879)
"myalgia affecting the voluntary muscles is generally easily recognized, ... myalgia occurs as an acute, a subacute, and a chronic affection. ..."

3. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1886)
"myalgia. BY JAMES C. WILSON, MD DEFINITION.—An affection of tlie voluntary muscles, of which the chief, und often the only, symptom is pain on movement. ..."

4. Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it by Francis Edmund Anstie (1882)
"CHAPTER I. myalgia. Of all the diseases which superficially resemble neuralgia, none are so likely to be confounded with it, on a cursory glance, as myalgia ..."

5. A Manual of the Practice of Medicine: Prepared Especially for Students by Arthur Albert Stevens (1892)
"Acute myalgia is usually due to overexertion or to chilling and wetting, ... Chronic myalgia may be caused by (i) various intoxications (alcohol, lead, ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"myalgia, or muscular pain, is probably due to a mild form of myositis in most cases. There are individuals who are predisposed to myalgia on slight cause, ..."

7. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the lungs: Including the Principles by Walter Hayle Walshe (1871)
"THORACIC myalgia. 511. The muscles of the chest-wall, especially both pectorals, ... myalgia of the walls of the chest generally, or of one side of this, ..."

8. The British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of (1861)
"Such are the terms of Dr. Inman's myalgia ; aud of the volume to which ... myalgia is at once the key-note and theme of the composition in both its parts. ..."

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