rheumatism


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

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, 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
..... Click the link for more information.
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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
References in classic literature ?
I daresay that accounts for the rheumatism." Again he jerked his wrist back sharply, so that Helen might hear the grinding of the chalk stones.
These results are being presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, June 12-15, in Madrid.
The workshop was held under the patronage of Yousef Mohammad Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospital Sector.C Under the leadership of Dr Suad Hannawi, consultant Rheumatologist and chairman of the rheumatology committee, the participants discussed the latest developments in rheumatism treatment, prevalence rates and the role of genetic factor and mutations in the incidence of rheumatism.
Under the leadership of its seasoned management team, AYUMI has established a robust foundation as a leading specialty pharmaceutical company in the field of rheumatism and orthopedics - with world-class medical and scientific capabilities.
??Blackstone said AYUMI has established a foundation as a leading speciality pharmaceutical company in the field of rheumatism and orthopedics with world-class medical and scientific capabilities.
To carry a raw potato in the pocket was an old-fashioned remedy against rheumatism that modern research has proved to have a scientific basis.
Dr Manaf Al Qahtani, vice chairman of the BMS commented, "We are honoured to host the next Rheumatology Conference and we look forward to sharing our vision and expertise in the latest developments of diagnosis and treatment of rheumatism."
Initially she thought that the traditional treatment might cure her body pain that she suffered for rheumatism - a condition that causes pain in body joints and connective tissues.
People are putting themselves at the risk of death by failing to act on early signs of rheumatism, experts in the field have said.
They are genetically engineered inside living cells and are far more precise at treating people with conditions like rheumatism or diabetes.