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1. Inflammation of one or more muscles and associated connective tissue.
2. Fibromyalgia.
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Noun1.fibromyositis - local inflammation of muscle and connective tissue
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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In the past, this painful condition drew labels such as fibrositis, fibromyositis, or, in some cases, psychogenic rheumatism.
Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress.
Since William Gowers first described the condition in 1904, it has been called fibrositis, fibromyositis, myofibrositis, muscular rheumatism, tension myalgia, myalgia, rheumatic myositis, and myelogelosis.