Definition of myalgia in US English:

myalgia

noun

  • Pain in a muscle or group of muscles.

    • ‘Arthralgia, myalgia, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting have also been frequently reported.’
    • ‘Fever, malaise, myalgia, and upper respiratory tract symptoms or infections characterize influenza infection.’
    • ‘Other symptoms may include chills, anorexia, generalized or frontal headache, severe myalgia and arthralgia, weakness, and fatigue.’
    • ‘After several days in the hospital the rash began to fade, but the low-grade fever, myalgia, arthralgia, and muscle weakness persisted.’
    • ‘Patients may be asymptomatic or may have symptoms of fever, malaise, myalgia, and hepatitis.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek mus ‘muscle’ + -algia.

Pronunciation

myalgia

/mīˈalj(ē)ə//maɪˈældʒ(i)ə/