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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.


(Medicine) a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches


(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]


, fibromyalgia syndrome
n. fibromialgia, condición crónica generalizada que resulta en dolor y rigidez en los músculos y los tejidos blandos.


n fibromialgia; síndrome crónico de dolor muscular, fatiga y otros malestares
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Researchers found that the cough suppressant, dextromethorphan, temporarily diminished pain perception in both fibromyalgia patients and healthy adults.
Companies involved in fibromyalgia therapeutics development and covered in this pipeline review report are Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited, Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.
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SUMMARY: JHP is a 36-year-old married woman, a recreational therapist and lifelong regular aerobic exerciser (running, tennis, swimming, weight training) with a history of fibromyalgia symptoms dating from eight years ago, apparently triggered by a minor injury: While rollerblading she hit a parked car and "sprained my right knee.
You can also write to The Fibromyalgia Association UK, PO Box 206 Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8YL enclosing an A5 SAE or visit their website www.
The brain changes in fibromyalgia may have an impact on the emotional and cognitive status of fibromyalgia patients.
MOST people have tender points around the body and if enough pressure is applied most people will find it uncomfortable but in people with fibromyalgia there is a change in the threshold at which pressure cause pain and many of these points can become extremely tender.
Because of these vague symptoms, fibromyalgia is often either misdiagnosed or unrecognised, he said.
The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but recent evidence suggests that fibromyalgia is associated with abnormalities in the central nervous system processing of pain.
But while Lang was receiving benefits, her family-care physician diagnosed her with fibromyalgia.
Both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia are relatively new diseases, and both are difficult to diagnose.
Looking back, Matallana believes the trauma of waking up during a surgical procedure triggered the fibromyalgia.