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Fibromyalgia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fibromyalgia
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.324
C05.799.321
C10.668.491.425
Unique ID
D005356
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005356
Scope Note
A common nonarticular rheumatic syndrome characterized by myalgia and multiple points of focal muscle tenderness to palpation (trigger points). Muscle pain is typically aggravated by inactivity or exposure to cold. This condition is often associated with general symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, HEADACHES, and occasionally DEPRESSION. There is significant overlap between fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome (FATIGUE SYNDROME, CHRONIC). Fibromyalgia may arise as a primary or secondary disease process. It is most frequent in females aged 20 to 50 years. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1494-95)
Entry Term(s)
Diffuse Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Fibromyalgia, Primary
Fibromyalgia, Secondary
Fibromyalgia-Fibromyositis Syndrome
Fibromyositis-Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Fibrositis
Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Diffuse
Rheumatism, Muscular
NLM Classification #
WE 544
See Also
Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
Public MeSH Note
89; was FIBROSITIS 1963-88
Online Note
use FIBROMYALGIA to search FIBROSITIS 1966-88
History Note
89; was FIBROSITIS 1963-88
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Fibromyalgia Preferred
Fibromyalgia, Secondary Narrower
Fibromyalgia, Primary Narrower
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