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mim·ic

(mim'ik),
To imitate or simulate.
[G. mimikos, imitating, fr. mimos, a mimic]

mimic

(mĭm′ĭk)
tr.v. mim·icked, mim·icking, mim·ics
a. To resemble by biological mimicry: an insect that mimics a twig.
b. To have a similar structure, action, or effect as: a drug that mimics a compound in the body.
c. To produce symptoms like those of (a disease).
d. To produce (symptoms) like those produced by a different disease.
n.
One that imitates, especially:
a. One who copies or mimics others, as for amusement.
b. One who practices the art of mime.
c. An organism that resembles another by mimicry.
d. A chemical having a structure, action, or effect like that of another.
e. A disease or disorder producing symptoms like those of another.
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of a mimic or mimicry.

mim′ick·er n.

mimic

noun That which simulates another thing.

verb To simulate another thing.

mimic

noun Vox populi That which simulates another thing. See Malignant mimic.

mim·ic

(mim'ik)
1. To imitate or simulate.
2. Synonym(s): mimetic.
[G. mimikos, imitating, fr. mimos, a mimic]

Patient discussion about mimic

Q. Can fibromyalgia pain mimic with other pain? Are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Arthritis common? Can fibromyalgia pain mimic with other pain? Are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Arthritis common? How can a doctor diagnose the problem correctly?

A. Fibromyalgia pain can mimic with pain that occurs with various types of arthritis. But the symptoms of swelling, deformity in joints does not occur in Fibromyalgia. Patients with the symptoms of fibromyalgia tend to wake up due to body aches and muscle stiffness. Fibromyalgia pain can increase with cold weather, stress and anxiety. Fibromyalgia is a body wide pain with the defined tender points. Fibromyalgia is a form of arthritis. Fibromyalgia refers to "achy-ness" of the fibrous tissue of the body. Because the term arthritis refers to aches and pains, fibromyalgia is considered one of the arthritis conditions. Hope the explanation is satisfactory.

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