fibromyalgia

noun

fi·​bro·​my·​al·​gia ˌfī-ˌbrō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē)ə How to pronounce fibromyalgia (audio)
: 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
fibromyalgic adjective
fibromyalgic pain
fibromyalgic patients
fibromyalgic noun
plural fibromyalgics
Most fibromyalgics are women who have gradual onset of symptoms between the ages of 20 and 45. Landis Lum

Examples of fibromyalgia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sick for weeks, she was left with fibromyalgia and other chronic ailments. Nina Burleigh, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 This view of viral illnesses and their potential long-term impacts may lead to research that will also help people with other little understood conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, which experts believe might be triggered by viral infections, Al-Aly said. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 14 Dec. 2023 Many individuals who suffer from conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or back pain have reported experiencing relief after incorporating delta 8 into their wellness routine. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2023 The key issue for people with fibromyalgia is identifying the difference between fibromyalgia symptoms and virus symptoms because the two can overlap. Adrienne Dellwo, Verywell Health, 18 Sep. 2023 Persistent brain fog may be a sign or symptom of a health condition, like anxiety, COVID-19, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease. Amanda Gardner, Health, 31 Aug. 2023 Lyrica — an anti-epileptic drug that is also used to treat pain caused by fibromyalgia as well as nerve pain in people with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy), herpes zoster, or spinal cord injury — originated from research at Northwestern University. Roopa Ramamoorthi, STAT, 11 Aug. 2023 There is no definitive cure, and the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Health Editorial Team, Health, 26 Oct. 2023 Quercetin is ideal to treat joint inflammation and autoimmune diseases like arthritis, while methionine boosts cell metabolism, prevents inflammation, and treats conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia, especially when combined with glucosamine (14)(15). Discover Magazine, 29 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fibromyalgia was in 1980

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“Fibromyalgia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibromyalgia. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

fibromyalgia

noun
fi·​bro·​my·​al·​gia ˌfī-(ˌ)brō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce fibromyalgia (audio)
: 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

fibromyalgic adjective or noun

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