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
Recent Examples of fibromyalgia from the Web
Spell said Stockstill, a mother of five, suffers from lupus and fibromyalgia and hurt her rotator cuff while in jail.
This category includes osteoporosis, joint pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia.
The three conditions approved by Seagull Friday join four others that were approved in February: fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, shingles and muscular dystrophy.
Among them is Brenda Crawford, a school bus driver from Houlton, Wis., who has cerebral palsy and fibromyalgia.
The company also brought in $1.13 billion from fibromyalgia and pain treatment Lyrica, which was up 7 percent, and $679 million from new breast cancer drug Ibrance, up 59 percent.
The Boisean and single mother of two teenagers suffers from fibromyalgia, a painful nerve condition.
And all tout the benefits for everything from stress relief to easing arthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia and even jet lag.
Pregabalin is used to treat everything from nerve pain to fibromyalgia.
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Origin and Etymology of fibromyalgia
First Known Use: 1983See Words from the same year
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
Learn More about fibromyalgia
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about fibromyalgia
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