Medical related terms of interest to people suffering from Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Pain.

Fibromyalgia Medical Terms and Definitions


Hypothyroidism is the name of a condition in which the body has little or insufficient thyroid hormone.


Ayurvedic medicine or Ayurvedic are systems of traditional medicines that are native to the Indian subcontinent.  They are also forms of alternate medicine.

Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy

Small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN) is known to be caused by specific medical conditions, some of which can be treated and can sometimes be cured.


The main classes of antidepressants used for treating fibromyalgia are tricyclics, selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).


Cysticercosis is an infection by a parasite called Taenia solium (T. solium), a pork tapeworm that creates cysts in different areas in the body.


Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), which takes its name from the greek word 'polymyalgia' meaning "pain in many muscles".

Retinoic acid syndrome

A disorder due to the cancer treatment retinoic acid characterized by fever, difficulty breathing, chest pain, lung infiltrates, fluid around the lungs and heart, and hypoxia (lack of oxygen) that dev

Muscular dystrophy, Ullrich congenital

A disorder evident at birth characterized by muscle weakness, contractures of multiple joints, and hyperextensibility (looseness) of joints, particularly distal joints (well away from the trunk).