fibromyalgia


fi·bro·my·al·gia

noun \ˌfī-ˌbrō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē)ə\

Definition of FIBROMYALGIA

:  a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and associated connective tissue structures that is typically accompanied by fatigue, headache, and sleep disturbances

Origin of FIBROMYALGIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1983

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

fi·bro·my·al·gia

noun \ˌfī-(ˌ)brō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FIBROMYALGIA

: a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and associated connective tissue structures that is typically accompanied by fatigue, headache, and sleep disturbances—called also fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis

fibromyalgia

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Chronic syndrome that is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, often at multiple sites. The cause is unknown. A significant number of persons with fibromyalgia also have mental disorders, especially depression. Many also have overlapping symptoms of other so-called functional somatic syndromes—especially chronic fatigue syndrome—such as fatigue, stiffness, irritable bowel syndrome, and sleep disturbances. It is common in young and middle-aged women. No treatment has been proved fully effective, although medications, physical therapy, or counseling may reduce disability and help the patient cope.

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