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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.
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),
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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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