Meaning of fibromyalgia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌfʌɪbrəʊmʌɪˈaldʒɪə/

Translate fibromyalgia into Spanish


mass noun
  • A rheumatic condition characterized by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localized tenderness at specific points on the body.

    ‘The definitive differentiation between myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia is made by physical examination.’
    • ‘There may even be groups for specific types of chronic pain, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or irritable bowel syndrome.’
    • ‘It can be used for a variety of conditions like migraine headaches or fibromyalgia, even cancer pain or inflammatory bowel disease.’
    • ‘There is also substantial overlap with other functional disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic pelvic pain.’
    • ‘The pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia keeps me awake most nights.’
    • ‘The main symptoms of fibromyalgia are pains, tender areas, and tiredness.’
    • ‘There are no specific tests for fibromyalgia and diagnosis can be difficult because of the variation in symptoms from person to person.’
    • ‘Antidepressants such as amitriptyline and prothiaden are sometimes used to treat chronic pain, including fibromyalgia.’
    • ‘Experts estimate that six million Americans suffer from a mysterious condition called fibromyalgia.’
    • ‘The goals of treatment for fibromyalgia are to control pain and improve function.’
    • ‘Melatonin may be used to treat insomnia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, fibromyalgia, or jet lag.’
    • ‘This unfortunate merry-go-round is especially serious with certain painful conditions like fibromyalgia.’
    • ‘No glands were palpable, so it might be that previously both patients and doctors have misinterpreted the tenderness of fibromyalgia as lymphadenopathy.’
    • ‘Indeed, women who are deficient in vitamin D often are misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia or even somatization syndromes.’
    • ‘Studies of clinic patients with fibromyalgia have suggested that it is a difficult condition to treat and symptoms resolve infrequently.’
    • ‘The cause and pathophysiology of fibromyalgia are unknown.’
    • ‘They say that widespread body pain is a cardinal feature of fibromyalgia.’
    • ‘Patients who rely on pain therapies suffer from everything from back and neck pain caused by car accidents to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.’
    • ‘Patients with fibromyalgia have tender points by definition.’
    • ‘Several clients reported the ability to sleep better and a decrease in the pain and stiffness associated with fibromyalgia.’