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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.
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(Medicine) a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches
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(ˌfaɪ brəˈsaɪ tɪs)
a chronic disease syndrome marked by debilitating fatigue, widespread muscular pain, and tenderness at specific points on the body.
[1904; fibrose fibrous, to form fibrous tissue]
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, fibromyalgia syndrome
n. fibromialgia, condición crónica generalizada que resulta en dolor y rigidez en los músculos y los tejidos blandos.
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n fibromialgia; síndrome crónico de dolor muscular, fatiga y otros malestares
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Randomized controlled trial of a therapeutic intervention group in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. Rev Bras Reumatol 2014;54:179-84.
High incidence of antibodies to 5-hydroxytryptamine, gangliosides and phospholipids in patients with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia syndrome and their relatives: evidence for a clinical entity of both disorders.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain syndrome characterised by common body pain and fatigue.1 Patients have complaints of weakness, fatigue, reluctance, sleep disorder, waking up tired in the morning i.e.
The 30 chapters in this professional handbook review the history and classification of fibromyalgia syndrome, describe its clinical symptoms and differential diagnosis, and present management approaches incorporating pharmacology, psychology, physiotherapy, brain stimulation, and complementary medicine.
Hauser, "Efficacy and safety of meditative movement therapies in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials," Rheumatology International, vol.
Sommer, "Systematic review with meta-analysis: cytokines in fibromyalgia syndrome," BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol.
In a study of inflammatory cytokines in fibromyalgia patients with a history of cervical spine trauma, the authors suggest that the "causal link between FMS (fibromyalgia syndrome) and cervical spine trauma may be attributable to commonly occurring posterolateral or central annular tears, and tears between the disc and endplate in these injuries, exposing the cord to the nucleus pulposus." (90) Along the same lines, an MRI analysis of whiplash-type injuries examining the vertebral canal, which houses the spinal cord, determined that the diameter of the canal is an important risk factor for the development of chronic pain following an injury.
The patient states, "I feel like my brain is in a fog," and "I feel like I am walking through quicksand on a daily basis." Even though it would be easy to diagnose this patient with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), other conditions should be excluded because these general symptoms are common to many diagnoses.
Effects of vitamin D on patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a clinical syndrome with unknown etiology and is characterized by tenderness with palpation of the points defined by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), lower pain threshold, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, and frequently observed affective disorder and chronic spread musculoskeletal pain (1-3).