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Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder characterized by fatigue and widespread pain in the fibrous tissues of the bodythe ligaments, tendons, and muscles. (A syndrome is a set of symptoms and physical findings that together characterize a particular disorder.) The name fibromyalgia describes the disorder: "fibro" refers to fibrous tissues, "my" to muscles, and "algia" means pain. People with fibromyalgia tend to feel achy and stiff all over the body.
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