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fibromyalgia

[fahy-broh-mahy-al-juh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a syndrome characterized by fatigue and chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints.
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fibromyalgia

noun
  1. a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches
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Word Origin and History for fibromyalgia

n.

1981, said to have been coined by U.S. rheumatologist Mohammed Yunus, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + Greek mys (genitive myos) "muscle" (see muscle) + -algia. The earlier name for the condition was fibrositis.

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fibromyalgia in Medicine

fibromyalgia

(fī′brō-mī-ăljə)
n.
  1. A syndrome characterized by chronic pain in the muscles of soft tissues surrounding joints, fatigue, and tenderness at specific sites in the body.fibromyositis fibrositis
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fibromyalgia in Science

fibromyalgia

[fī′brō-mī-ăljə]
  1. A syndrome that is characterized by chronic pain in any of various muscles and surrounding soft tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), point tenderness at specific sites in the body, and fatigue. Inflammation is absent, and the cause is unknown.
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