fibromyalgia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1983 any of a group of rheumatic disorders affecting soft tissues and characterized by pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and associated connective tissue structures

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  • fibromyalgia — [fī΄brō mī al′jə] n. a chronic condition characterized by pain, tenderness, and stiffness of the muscles and joints along with fatigue and anxiety * * * fi·bro·my·al·gi·a (fī brō mī ălʹjē ə, jə) n. A syndrome characterized by chronic pain in the… …   Universalium

  • fibromyalgia — 1981, said to have been coined by U.S. rheumatologist Mohammed Yunus, from L. fibra (see FIBER (Cf. fiber)) + Gk. mys (gen. myos) muscle (see MUSCLE (Cf. muscle)) + ALGIA (Cf. algia). The earlier name for the condition was fibrositis …   Etymology dictionary

  • fibromyalgia — [fī΄brō mī al′jə] n. a chronic condition characterized by pain, tenderness, and stiffness of the muscles and joints along with fatigue and anxiety …   English World dictionary

  • fibromyalgia — A syndrome of chronic pain of musculoskeletal origin but uncertain cause. The American College of Rheumatology has established diagnostic criteria that include pain on both sides of the body, both above and below the waist, as well as in an …   Medical dictionary

  • fibromyalgia — n. a disorder characterized by pain in the fibrous tissue components of muscles without any inflammation (compare fibromyositis). Widespread aching and stiffness are accompanied by extreme fatigue and often associated with headache, numbness and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fibromyalgia — /faɪbroʊmaɪˈældʒə/ (say fuybrohmuy aljuh) noun Medicine a musculoskeletal disorder, the cause of which is unknown, which has symptoms such as widespread pain and fatigue in the muscle ligaments and tendons. Also, fibromyalgia syndrome …   Australian English dictionary

  • fibromyalgia — noun Chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints …   Wiktionary

  • fibromyalgia — [ˌfʌɪbrəʊmʌɪ aldʒɪə] noun a rheumatic condition characterized by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and tenderness at specific points on the body …   English new terms dictionary

  • fibromyalgia — fi·bro·my·al·gia …   English syllables

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