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[fahy-broh-mahy-al-juh] /ˌfaɪ broʊ maɪˈæl dʒə/

noun, Pathology.
a syndrome characterized by fatigue and chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints.
a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches

1981, said to have been coined by U.S. rheumatologist Mohammed Yunus, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + Greek mys (genitive myos) “muscle” (see muscle) + -algia. The earlier name for the condition was fibrositis.

fibromyalgia fi·bro·my·al·gi·a (fī’brō-mī-āl’jē-ə, -jə)
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.
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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