fibromyalgia

noun
fi·​bro·​my·​al·​gia | \ ˌfī-ˌbrō-ˌmī-ˈal-j(ē)ə How to pronounce fibromyalgia (audio) \

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

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Other Words from fibromyalgia

fibromyalgic \ ˌfī-​ˌbrō-​ˌmī-​ˈal-​jik How to pronounce fibromyalgia (audio) \ 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 After more than 400 missions in the turret of a Humvee working as a member of an intelligence unit, Somers returned home with traumatic injuries to his brain, post-traumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia, among other conditions. Cleo Krejci, The Arizona Republic, "Senate passes Sinema bill to improve access to support services for veterans," 2 July 2020 This may be because Lyme disease symptoms can be mistaken for those of other illnesses, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and depression. John Nathaniel Aucott, The Conversation, "Chronic Lyme disease – does it exist?," 21 May 2020 That leaves her with few options to treat her fibromyalgia and endometriosis. NBC News, "Record number of unemployed Americans will stress state Medicaid programs," 2 Apr. 2020 Persutti has osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, hypertension and asthma. Akilah Johnson, ProPublica, "“Now I Can Afford My Meds.” After Months of Appeals, Retiree’s Medicaid Benefits Are Restored.," 30 Mar. 2020 Because of her medical history and pre-existing conditions — asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia — doctors flagged Paula to be tested as soon as possible, said James Eaton, Jim and Paula's son. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "73-year-old Louisville woman survives coronavirus after 51 days in intensive care," 17 May 2020 Edwards is currently testing cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, in people with fibromyalgia. Amber Dance, Scientific American, "The Unexpected Diversity of Pain," 20 Jan. 2020 The singer and actress discussed , as well as going through a psychotic break and being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Discusses Her "Psychotic Break" and Chronic Pain with Oprah," 6 Jan. 2020 The 37-year-old has asthma and several autoimmune disorders such as Graves' disease, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, "They're living with an invisible illness. Social distancing will save their lives," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of fibromyalgia

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fibromyalgia

New Latin

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“Fibromyalgia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibromyalgia. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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fibromyalgia

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

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

Other Words from fibromyalgia

fibromyalgic \ ˌfī-​(ˌ)brō-​ˌmī-​ˈal-​jik How to pronounce fibromyalgia (audio) \ adjective or noun

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about fibromyalgia

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