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cri·te·ri·on

, pl.

cri·te·ri·a

(krī-tēr'ē-on, crī-tēr-ē-ă), Do not use the plural form criteria as a singular noun, or the singular form criterion as a plural noun.
1. A standard or rule for judging; usually plural (that is, criteria) to denote a set of standards or rules.
2. In psychology, a standard such as school grades against which test scores on intelligence tests or other measured behaviors are validated.
3. A list of manifestations of a disease or disorder, a certain number of which must be present to warrant diagnosis in a given patient.
[G. kritērion, a standard]

criterion

[krītir′ē·ən] pl. criteria
Etymology: Gk, kriterion, a means for judging
a standard or rule by which something may be judged, such as a health condition, or a diagnosis established. Criteria are sets of rules or principles against which something may be measured, such as health care practices.

cri·te·ri·on

, pl. criteria (krī-tēr'ē-ŏn, -ă)
1. A standard or rule for judging; usually plural (criteria) denoting a set of standards or rules.
2. psychology A standard such as school grades against which test scores on intelligence tests or other measured behaviors are validated.
3. A list of manifestations of a disease or disorder, a certain number of which must be present to warrant diagnosis in a given patient.
[G. kritērion, a standard]

cri·te·ri·on

, pl. criteria (krī-tēr'ē-ŏn, -ă)
Standard or rule for judging; usually plural (i.e., criteria) to denote a set of standards or rules applicable to dentistry and dental procedures.
[G. kritērion, a standard]

Patient discussion about criterion

Q. what are the criteria for fibromyalgia. Am I affected by fibromyalgia? I am at a loss to conclude because many say different symptoms and signs of fibromyalgia. So what are the criteria for fibromyalgia?

A. It’s always better to know the basic signs about a disease which will help us to take precaution. Regarding fibromyalgia a person can be diagnosed if they have the following signs and symptoms: pain in at least 11 different tender points. What are tender points? Tender points are areas along the skin that are painful to the touch and which overlie areas of joint and soft tissue pain. These tender points can be in the following areas: hips, knees, neck, shoulders, elbows and chest. They can also be on either side of the body. In addition to a specified number of tender points, an individual must also have had a long-term history of pain lasting for at least 3 months. Of course, symptoms that are typically associated with fibromyalgia also include muscle and joint stiffness upon awakening or after sitting in a fixed position for a prolonged length of time, headaches and facial pain (migraines, TMJ), sleep problems, memory lapses, confusion, digestive problems and mood disorders.

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