1. myopathy

noun. any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction.


  • -pathy (English)
  • πάθος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • myo- (English)
  • μυός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with myopathy

1. Noun, singular or mass
Drinking grapefruit juice while taking Crestor could put you at risk for muscle disorders like myopathy or rhabdomyolysis, although these are more commonly associated with Lipitor and Zocor.

2. Adjective
In addition to muscle wasting, equine polysaccharide storage myopathy causes muscle pain, twitching, an abnormal gait, stiffness, difficulty maintaining balance and heightened levels of creatine kinase and other enzymes.