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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]
Any of various diseases and disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout, that chiefly affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones and are characterized by pain, stiffness, and swelling.
A type of disease involving inflammation of muscles, joints, and other tissues.
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