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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.
desert rheumatism the primary form of coccidioidomycosis.
muscular rheumatism fibrositis.
palindromic rheumatism repeated attacks of arthritis and periarthritis without fever and without causing irreversible joint changes.

rheu·ma·tism

(rū'mă-tizm),
1. Obsolete term for rheumatic fever.
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]

rheumatism

/rheu·ma·tism/ (roo´mah-tizm) any of a variety of disorders marked by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of the connective tissue structures, especially the joints and related structures, and attended by pain, stiffness, or limitation of motion.rheumat´ic
muscular rheumatism  fibrositis.
palindromic rheumatism  repeated attacks of arthritis and periarthritis without fever and without causing irreversible joint changes.

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.

rheumatism

[ro̅o̅′mətiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, rheuma, flux
Usage notes: nontechnical
1 any of a large number of inflammatory conditions of the bursae, joints, ligaments, or muscles characterized by pain, limitation of movement, and structural degeneration of one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system.
2 the syndrome of pain, limitation of movement, and structural degeneration of elements in the musculoskeletal system, as may occur in gout, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, and many other diseases. rheumatic, rheumatoid, adj.

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.

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]

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.

rheumatism

non-specific musculoskeletal pain

rheumatism (rōōˑ·m·tiˈ·zm),

n an inflammatory condition of the joints, bursae, muscles, or ligaments; distinguished by a hindering of movement, pain, and a deterioration in at least one part of the musculoskeletal system. Examples include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, or systemic lupus erythematosus.

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]

rheumatism (roo´mətiz´əm),

n (rheumatic disease), a nonspecific term indicating any painful disorder related to joints, muscles, bone, or nerves; acute rheumatic fever; or, as used by lay persons, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, myositis, or degenerative joint disease.