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Medical Term:

rhabdomyolysis

Pronunciation: rab'do-mi-ol'i-sis

Definition: An acute, fulminating, potentially fatal disease of skeletal muscle that entails destruction of muscle, as evidenced by myoglobinemia and myoglobinuria.

[rhabdo- + G. mys, muscle, + lysis, loosening]

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