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Definition of Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR): A disorder of the muscles and joints of older persons characterized by pain and stiffness, affecting both sides of the body, and involving the shoulders, arms, neck, and buttock areas.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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