Definition of rhabdomyolysis in English:

rhabdomyolysis

noun

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

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

Origin

1950s: from Greek rhabdos rod + myo- + -lysis.

Pronunciation:

rhabdomyolysis

/ˌrabdōˌmīˈäləsəs/