fibromyalgia

[fahy-broh-mahy-al-juh]
noun Pathology.
a syndrome characterized by fatigue and chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints.
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fibromyalgia (ˌfaɪbrəʊmaɪˈældʒɪə)
 
n
a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches

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fibromyalgia
1981, said to have been coined by U.S. rheumatologist Mohammed Yunus, from L. fibra (see fiber) + Gk. mys (gen. myos) "muscle" (see muscle) + -algia. The earlier name for the condition was fibrositis.
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fibromyalgia fi·bro·my·al·gi·a (fī'brō-mī-āl'jē-ə, -jə)
n.
A syndrome characterized by chronic pain in the muscles of soft tissues surrounding joints, fatigue, and tenderness at specific sites in the body. Also called fibromyositis, fibrositis.

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fibromyalgia   (fī'brō-mī-āl'jə)  Pronunciation Key 
A syndrome characterized by chronic pain in any of various muscles and surrounding soft tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), point tenderness at specific sites in the body, and fatigue. Inflammation is absent, and the cause is unknown.
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Fibromyalgia has also been identified in other studies as a comorbidity of ibs.
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