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

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 Alexis receives $988 a month in federal disability benefits because of a fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2012. Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2021 Due to her fibromyalgia, the job left her feeling burned out and sick. Nadine El-bawab, ABC News, 27 Dec. 2021 Alexis receives $988 a month in federal disability benefits because of a fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2012. Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2021 Alexis receives $988 a month in federal disability benefits because of a fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2012. Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2021 Alexis receives $988 a month in federal disability benefits because of a fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2012. Christopher Rowland, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2021 Alexis receives $988 a month in federal disability benefits because of a fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2012. Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2021 In 2017, Gillis had approached a researcher there, offering to bankroll a study to see whether an old tuberculosis vaccine could be repurposed to treat fibromyalgia. Eric Boodman, STAT, 20 Oct. 2021 Last year, 71-year-old Bumbera experienced a series of falls and worsening vascular dementia and fibromyalgia while living alone at her apartment in downtown San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2021

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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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14 Jan 2022

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“Fibromyalgia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibromyalgia. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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

More from Merriam-Webster on fibromyalgia

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about fibromyalgia

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