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

Fibromyalgia Medical Terms and Definitions

Antithyroid antibody

An antibody directed against the thyroid gland, a gland which produces thyroid hormones (such as, for example, thyroxine and triiodothyronine).

Lung cancer, small cell

A type of lung cancer in which the cells are small and round. Also called oat cell lung cancer.

Cancer, small cell lung

A type of lung cancer in which the cells appear small and round under the microscope. Also called oat cell lung cancer.


A term used in the 18th and 19th centuries pertaining to bad digestion, stomach pains, constipation, and excessive flatulence (passing gas).

Head and neck cancer

The common carcinomas of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx as well as other tumors that affect the head and neck.

Periodic fever

Recurrences of fever that last from a few days to a few weeks and are separated by symptom-free intervals of varying duration.


Of or relating to a meal. Prandial pain is pain while eating.


An antibody directed against thyroglobulin which is a key protein in the thyroid gland essential to the production of thyroid hormones (thyroxine and triiodothyronine).


The study of the connections between the mind and the immune system. The basic concept of psychoimmunology is the concept that the mind and body are inseparable.