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 Both Sammut and the Mayo Clinic said there is no cure for fibromyalgia. Ana Faguy, USA TODAY, 31 May 2022 Nerve pain is a common condition that can be caused by various health conditions, including diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2022 Readers are left to think that a fibromyalgia patient and a kidney recipient face similar risks. Benjamin Mazer, The Atlantic, 19 Apr. 2022 According to the University of Michigan Medical School, there is also a link between cognitive impairment and fibromyalgia, a health condition that causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 Despite a history dating back to the 19th century, the criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia have existed only since 1990. Laura Mauldin, The Conversation, 10 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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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 28 Jun. 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

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about fibromyalgia

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