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rheumatism

 [roo´mah-tizm]

popular but indefinite term for any of a variety of disorders marked by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures (especially joints and related structures), with pain, stiffness, or limitation of motion; it includes such disorders as arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, and sciatica.

palindromic rheumatism repeated attacks of arthritis and periarthritis without fever and without causing irreversible joint changes.

Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

rheu·ma·tism

(rū’mă-tizm),

2. Indefinite term applied to various conditions with pain or other symptoms of articular origin or related to other elements of the musculoskeletal system.

[G. rheumatismos, rheuma, a flux]

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rheumatism

(ro͞o′mə-tĭz′əm)

n.

1. Any of various rheumatic diseases and disorders, especially rheumatoid arthritis.

2. Pain and stiffness in the joints or muscles.

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rheumatism

An older term for a constellation of nonspecific complaints–eg, pain, stiffness, and limitation of movement vaguely attributable to derangements of joints and supporting connective tissue. See Arthritis, Desert rheumatism, Palindromic rheumatism.

McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rheu·ma·tism

(rū’mă-tizm)

Imprecise term applied to various conditions with pain or other symptoms of articular origin or related to other elements of the musculoskeletal system.

[G. rheumatismos, rheuma, a flux]

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rheumatism

A common term for pain and stiffness in joints and muscles as well as for major disorders such as RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, OSTEOARTHRITIS and POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA.

Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

rheu·ma·tism

(rū’mă-tizm)

Indefinite term applied to various conditions with pain or other symptoms of articular origin or related to other elements of musculoskeletal system.

[G. rheumatismos, rheuma, a flux]

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