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Medical Term:

tennis elbow


Definition: chronic inflammation at the origin of the extensor muscles of the forearm from the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, as a result of unusual or repetitive strain (not necessarily from playing tennis).

Synonym(s): epicondylalgia externa, lateral humeral epicondylitis

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