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[mass noun] Inflammation of fibrous connective tissue, typically affecting the back and causing stiffness and pain.
- ‘Previously, the condition was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.’
- ‘Its anti-inflammatory qualities can help with neuralgia, sciatica and fibrositis, and externally its soothing and anti-bacterial properties will aid in the healing of burns, wounds and infections.’
- ‘FMS used to be called fibrositis, implying there was inflammation in the muscles, but research later proved that this inflammation did not exist.’
- ‘More recently it was called fibrositis a misnomer, because the suffix ‘itis’ suggests inflammation.’
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