General fibromyalgia terms and chronic pain related definitions for people suffering from Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Pain.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Terms

Tilt Table Test

A test that uses an apparatus that rotates a person from a horizontal to a vertical or oblique position.


A mass of nerve cells located deep in the brain

Tender Points

Areas of muscle or other soft tissues that are extremely sensitive to pressure stimulation.


A type of white blood cell which defend the body against disease but sometimes they start attacking the body's own tissue as in rheumatoid arthritis.


A systemic condition affects the whole or many parts of the body.

Systematic Review

A review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify


A group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality.


A perceptible change in a physical or emotional function (for example

Substance P

A neuropeptide that consists of 11 amino acid residues