Meaning of myopathy in English:


Pronunciation /mʌɪˈɒpəθi/

nounplural noun myopathies

  • A disease of muscle tissue.

    ‘Neuromuscular diseases are characterized by progressive weakening of skeletal, respiratory, bulbar, and, in the case of myopathies, cardiac muscles.’
    • ‘The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are a group of heterogeneous disorders characterised by acquired progressive muscle weakness and inflammatory infiltrates in skeletal muscle tissue.’
    • ‘Exercise-induced muscle oxidative stress may be involved in the myopathy associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.’
    • ‘An antisynthetase antibody, when positive, may help confirm the presence of an inflammatory myopathy.’
    • ‘One author thought it should be lumped in with ‘bent spine disease’ and grouped as axial myopathy (central spinal muscle disease).’