Fibrositis
Also known as fibromyalgia, this disorder chronically causes pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable inflammation. Fibromyalgia does not cause body damage or deformity. However, undue fatigue plagues 90% of patients with fibromyalgia. Sleep disorder is common in patients with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia can be associated with other rheumatic conditions. Irritable bowel syndrome can occur with fibromyalgia. There is no test for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Treatment is most effective when it incorporates combinations of education, stress reduction, exercise, and medication.
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1. Inflammation of fibrous tissue. 2. Term used to denote generalized muscle aching, soreness, or stiffness, with multiple tender foci (trigger points); of unknown etiology. SYN: muscular rheumatism. [fibro- + G. -itis, inflammation]
- cervical f. SYN: posttraumatic neck syndrome.

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fi·bro·si·tis .fī-brə-'sīt-əs n rheumatic disorder of fibrous tissue esp fibromyalgia
fi·bro·sit·ic -'sit-ik adj

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n.
inflammation of fibrous connective tissue, especially an acute inflammation of back muscles and their sheaths, causing pain and stiffness. See also muscular rheumatism.

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fi·bro·si·tis (fi″bro-siґtis) [fibro- + -itis ] inflammation especially of the muscle sheaths and fascial layers of the locomotor system; it is marked by pain and stiffness. Called also fibrofascitis and muscular rheumatism.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • fibrositis — [fī΄brō sīt′is] n. [ModL < fibrosus, FIBROUS + ITIS] an excessive growth of white fibrous tissue, as of the muscle sheaths, resulting from inflammation; muscular rheumatism …   English World dictionary

  • fibrositis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from fibrosus fibrous, from International Scientific Vocabulary fibrous Date: 1904 a rheumatic disorder of fibrous tissue; especially ; fibromyalgia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • fibrositis — [ˌfʌɪbrə sʌɪtɪs] noun Medicine inflammation of fibrous connective tissue, typically affecting the back and causing stiffness and pain. Derivatives fibrositic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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