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rheumatism

(ro͞o`mətĭzəm), general term for a number of disorders that cause inflammation and pain in muscles, bones, joints, or nerves. In common usage arthritisarthritis,
painful inflammation of a joint or joints of the body, usually producing heat and redness. There are many kinds of arthritis. In its various forms, arthritis disables more people than any other chronic disorder.
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, bursitisbursitis
, acute or chronic inflammation of a bursa, or fluid sac, located close to a joint. In response to irritation or injury the bursa may become inflamed, causing pain, restricting motion, and producing more fluid than can be absorbed readily.
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, neuritisneuritis
, inflammation of a peripheral nerve, often accompanied by degenerative changes in nervous tissue. The cause can be mechanical (injury, pressure), vascular (occlusion of a vessel or hemorrhage into nerve tissue), infectious (invasion by microorganisms), toxic (metallic
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, and goutgout,
condition that manifests itself as recurrent attacks of acute arthritis, which may become chronic and deforming. It results from deposits of uric acid crystals in connective tissue or joints.
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 are frequently designated by this term.

rheumatism

[′rü·mə‚tiz·əm]
(medicine)
Any combination of muscle or joint pain, stiffness, or discomfort arising from nonspecific disorders.

rheumatism

any painful disorder of joints, muscles, or connective tissue
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