rhabdomyolysis

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From rhabdo- +‎ myo +‎ -lysis.

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rhabdomyolysis (plural rhabdomyolyses)

  1. (medicine) The rapid disintegration of striated muscle tissue accompanied by the excretion of myoglobin in the urine.
    • 2010 (Aug 22), Jason Reid, "Redskins Insider", The Washington Post [1]
      Add another problem to the long list of issues stirring conflict between Coach Mike Shanahan and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth: rhabdomyolysis. The condition causes the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle because of injury to muscle tissue, and rhabdomyolysis is what sidelined Haynesworth in practice last week, three people familiar with the situation said Sunday.


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