rheumatism


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
I have never been in hospital with rheumatism and the War had now been over two years and nine months.
Association of ultrasonographic findings of synovitis with anti-cyclic citrullinated Peptide antibodies and rheumatoid factor in patients with palindromic rheumatism during active episodes.
This unfavorable post-chikungunya outcome of chronic inflammatory rheumatism 8 months later indicates a probable course of post-chikungunya disorders in the Western Hemisphere, as has already been observed in Africa and Asia.
Professor Emery explained: 'This research will provide us with a greater understanding of palindromic rheumatism from the patients' perspective, particularly looking at how to manage symptoms.
The day is run in partnership with the European League Against Rheumatism, who represent patients, health professionals and rheumatology researchers from around the EU.
He suffers rheumatism in parts of his body but he is active and determined.
According to a study presented at the 2008 European Union League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) meeting in Paris, nearly 75% of patients, including those who were subsequently diagnosed with inflammatory joint diseases, soft-tissue rheumatism, uncomplicated musculoskeletal backache or osteoporosis, were deficient in vitamin D.
Main revenue contributors are oncology medicines such as Herceptin and MabThera as well as eye care product Lucentis and rheumatism drug Actemra.
Hussein Halabi, the Society&'s President, Consultant and Head of Rheumatism Diseases at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research.
Time Topic 09:00 Training session on human rights, organized by UNESCO National Lebanese Committee, at UNESCO bureau in Bir Hassan 09:30 Day II of Media Workshop for protecting children from violence, at Rotana hotel in Hazmieh 13:00 Environment minister Muhammad Rahal to visit Shnaniir/ Keserwan 15:00 Under the auspices of Public Health minister Muhammad Jawad Khalifeh to launch opening a medical conference on rheumatism, at Bristol hotel 16:00 Haigazian University to celebrate its 55th anniversary at said university in Qantari/ Beirut 18:30 Honorary for Poet Shawqi Bzii at Dar Nadwat in Hamra 20:30 Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra to hold a musical event, at Saint Joseph Cathedral for Jesuit Fathers in Achrafieh
Arterial hypertension in connective tissue disorder, polymyositis, arthritis, degenerative arthritis, and the up-to-date rheumatism medicines are also topics to be discussed during the conference.
The double Masters champion, who is this week playing his first event since October because of continuing trouble with rheumatism, has expressed doubts about continuing the role he had under Nick Faldo two years ago.