Meaning of rhabdomyolysis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌrabdə(ʊ)mʌɪˈɒlɪsɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • The destruction of striated muscle cells; (especially in horses) azoturia.

    ‘His past medical history is significant for multiple hospitalizations for rhabdomyolysis, diabetes, hepatitis C, and psoriasis.’
    • ‘Leading causes of nontraumatic, noncardiac sports death are exertional hyperthermia, followed by exertional rhabdomyolysis and status asthmaticus.’
    • ‘Lactic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes can complicate this disease.’
    • ‘To date, there have been no case reports of rhabdomyolysis.’
    • ‘Although we did not test for myoglobin in her urine, mild rhabdomyolysis could have contributed to her acute renal failure.’


1950s from Greek rhabdos ‘rod’ + myo-+ -lysis.