Pronounced:- Fi – bro – my – al – ja

Fibromyalgia? What’s that?



British Dictionary definitions for fibromyalgia

a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches

Source:  (Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)


Word Origin and History for fibromyalgia

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.

Source: (Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper)


Fibromyalgia in Medicine

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 .

Source: (The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.)


Fibromyalgia in Science


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.

Source: (The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.)


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fibromyalgia. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Retrieved June 04, 2015, from website:

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