A Systematic Review into the Influence of Temperature on Fibromyalgia Pain: Meteorological Studies and Quantitative Sensory Testing.

  title={A Systematic Review into the Influence of Temperature on Fibromyalgia Pain: Meteorological Studies and Quantitative Sensory Testing.},
  author={Richard J Berwick and S. C. Siew and David A. Andersson and Andrew Marshall and Andreas Goebel},
  journal={The journal of pain},
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Passive transfer of fibromyalgia symptoms from patients to mice.
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