Fibromyalgia? What’s that?
Read this post to find resources for fibromyalgia and to learn the different definitions from around the medical websites and selected dictionaries.
Definition of ‘fibromyalgia’
English: fibromyalgia | faɪbrəʊmaɪˈældʒɪə
A rheumatoid disorder characterised by muscle pain and headaches
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
fibromyalgia in American faɪbroʊmaɪˈældʒə
a chronic condition characterized by pain, tenderness, and stiffness of the muscles and joints along with fatigue and anxiety
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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.
Sourced from: (Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper)
Fibromyalgia in Medicine
fibromyalgia – Medical Definition
A syndrome marked by chronic, widespread pain in the muscles and soft tissues with defined points of tenderness and often multiple other symptoms, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, anxiety, and bowel dysfunction.
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE® DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, FIFTH EDITION by the Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
Copyright © 2016, 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Definition Sourced from:
Fibromyalgia in Science
[ fahy-broh-mahy-al-juh ]
A syndrome characterised by fatigue and chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints.
BASED ON THE RANDOM HOUSE UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY, © RANDOM HOUSE, INC. 2019
Definition sourced from:
Mayo Clinic 11 Aug 2017
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354780
MedicineNet Reviewed on 7/22/2016
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints. These symptoms are often accompanied by restless sleep, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and disturbances in bowel function.medicinenet.com/fibromyalgia_pictures_slideshow/article.htm
MEDICAL SYNDROME WRITTEN BY: David Morens
LAST UPDATED: Oct 10, 2019 See Article History
Fibromyalgia, chronic syndrome that is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, often at multiple anatomical sites, that occurs in the absence of an identifiable physical or physiological cause. Fibromyalgia affects about 2 to 8 percent of individuals worldwide. It is most commonly diagnosed in young and middle-aged women.britannica.com/science/fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a #chroniccondition that causes #pain #stiffness tenderness of #muscles #tendons & #joints.Symptoms often accompanied by #restlesssleep #chronicfatigue #anxiety #depression & disturbances in #bowelfunction.@MedicineNetTweet
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