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Definitions

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  • n. The rapid disintegration of striated muscle tissue accompanied by the excretion of myoglobin in the urine.

Etymologies

From rhabdo- + myo + -lysis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Myopathy is marked by muscle pain and weakness, and in a serious form called rhabdomyolysis can damage the kidneys.

    FDA Urges Limits on Dosages of Zocor

  • All of the statins have been linked with muscle injury and rare cases of muscle breakdown, a condition called rhabdomyolysis, which occurs in about five of every 100,000 patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

    Simvastatin can damage muscles in high doses

  • Muscle pain and weakness, a condition called rhabdomyolysis, is actually the most common side effect of statin drugs, which is thought to occur because statins activate the atrogin-1 gene, which plays a key role in muscle atrophy. [xiii]

    The Cholesterol Myth That Could Be Harming Your Health

  • Higher statin doses have also been linked to an increased risk of a life-threatening form of muscle breakdown called rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to permanent kidney damage, coma and even death.

    Muscle pain from taking Zocor or another statin? Check your dose

  • During a lab analysis 22 hours after admission the doctors found the patient to be breaking down and releasing into his blood huge amounts of muscle protein, a condition called rhabdomyolysis, which if severe enough can lead to kidney failure.

    I’ll see your ketoacidosis and raise you a renal failure | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • It argues other statins are safer because Crestor has the highest rate of a side effect called rhabdomyolysis, in which muscle cells break down.

    News - latimes.com

  • On Sunday, Haynesworth revealed that he had been diagnosed with a muscle condition called rhabdomyolysis, which if it spreads to the bloodstream can cause kidney failure.

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  • When skeletal muscle is damaged, it breaks down (lyses) - a condition called rhabdomyolysis

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The second, initiated by the family who suspected he was tortured while being interrogated, found that Kugan had died from a condition known as rhabdomyolysis, a rapid break-down of skeletal muscle tissue, due to blunt force trauma which led to kidney failure.

    Planet Malaysia

  • Muscle pain and weakness, a condition called rhabdomyolysis, is the most common side effect of statin drugs, which is thought to occur because statins activate the gene atrogin-1 gene, which plays a key role in muscle atrophy.

    foodconsumer.org

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  • See citation on myoglobin.

    December 27, 2011

  • a loss of standing ( a loosening of muscle or a better image is a splaying or fanning of muscle) hence its root meaning

    February 14, 2009

  • "a condition caused when muscle fibers break down, release into the bloodstream and may poison the kidneys." Seen here.

    October 27, 2008