fibromyalgia

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noun fi·bro·my·al·gia \ˌfī-ˌbrō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē)ə\

Definition of fibromyalgia

  1. :  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 and Etymology of fibromyalgia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1983


Medical Dictionary

fibromyalgia

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noun fi·bro·my·al·gia \ˌfī-(ˌ)brō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of fibromyalgia

  1. :  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


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