- Inflammation of fibrous tissue.
- Term used to denote generalized muscle aching, soreness, or stiffness, with multiple tender foci (trigger points); of unknown etiology; was used formerly to describe the syndrome now known as fibromyalgia.
Synonym(s): muscular rheumatism
[fibro- + G. -itis, inflammation]
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