flexible manufacturing system. A manufacturing system designed as to permit the production line to be frequently readjusted, FMS rapidly matching production output to changes in demand. Requires mixed-model scheduling, standardization of equipment for short changeover times, multi-skilled operators and design of the entire production line to enable workers to perform more then one function and to reduce transportation time between lines.
False Memory Syndrome. A concept based on the hypothesis that memories of forgotten (repressed or dissociated) events that are recovered during psychotherapy (especially when hypnosis is used) are not memories at all, but rather fantasies that have been created as a result of the set and setting. One of the principal arguments of debunkers, used primarily to dismiss allegations of childhood sexual abuse. See text, Chapter 2. See also, " Altered State of Consciousness," " association ," "debunker," "dissociation," "experimenter effect," "Fantasy-Prone Personality," " hallucination," " hypnosis" and "Perky effect."
Stands for Fibromyalgia Syndrome - there's some debate about whether CFS and FMS are the same thing or two different things. For basic info, try Frequently Asked Questions about Fibromyalgia - it contains some great information sheets with the basic details on it. For some more advanced stuff, try my CFS/FMS pages.