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Related to rheumatism: rheumatoid arthritis, gout, Muscular rheumatism

rheu·ma·tism

 (ro͞o′mə-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability.
2. Rheumatoid arthritis.

[Latin rheumatismus, rheum, from Greek rheumatismos, from rheumatizesthai, to suffer from rheum, from rheuma, rheumat-, flow, watery discharge from the body (formerly thought to cause aches and pains); see rheum.]

rheumatism

(ˈruːməˌtɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) any painful disorder of joints, muscles, or connective tissue. Compare arthritis, fibrositis
[C17: from Latin rheumatismus catarrh, from Greek rheumatismos; see rheum]

rheu•ma•tism

(ˈru məˌtɪz əm)

n.
1. any of several disorders characterized by pain and stiffness in the joints or muscles.
[1595–1605; < Latin rheumatismus morbid discharge < Greek rheumatismós=rheumat-, s. of rheûma (see rheum) + -ismos -ism]

rheumatism

any disorder of the connective tissue structures of the body, especially those in the back or the extremities, characterized by pain or stiffness. — rheumatic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness

rheumatism

Any painful state in bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, or muscles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rheumatism - any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissuesrheumatism - any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
2.rheumatism - a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformitiesrheumatism - a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
arthritis - inflammation of a joint or joints
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
psoriatic arthritis - a form of rheumatoid arthritis usually affecting fingers and toes and associated with psoriasis
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Still's disease - a form of rheumatoid arthritis that affects children; large joints become inflamed and bone growth may be retarded
Translations
روماتِزْم: رَثْيَه مِفْصَلِيَّهروماتيزم
revmatismus
gigtreumatisme
reumatismi
reumatizam
reuma
gigt
リウマチ
류머티즘
reumatikoreumatinisreumatizmas
reumatizmus
reumatism
โรคไขข้ออักเสบ
bệnh thấp khớp

rheumatism

[ˈruːmətɪzəm] Nreumatismo m

rheumatism

[ˈruːmətɪzəm] nrhumatisme mrheumatoid arthritis [ˌruːmətɔɪdɑːrˈθraɪtɪs] npolyarthrite f chronique

rheumatism

nRheuma nt, → Rheumatismus m

rheumatism

[ˈruːməˌtɪzm] nreumatismo

rheumatism

(ˈruːmətizəm) noun
a disease which causes stiffness and pain in one's joints.
rheuˈmatic (-ˈmӕ-) adjective

rheumatism

روماتيزم revmatismus gigt Rheumatismus ρευματισμός reumatismo reumatismi rhumatisme reumatizam reumatismo リウマチ 류머티즘 reumatiek revmatisme reumatyzm reumatismo ревматизм reumatism โรคไขข้ออักเสบ romatizma bệnh thấp khớp 风湿病

rheu·ma·tism

n. reumatismo, enfermedad aguda crónica caracterizada por infl. y dolor en las articulaciones.

rheumatism

n (ant) reumatismo, reuma or reúma m&f; palindromic — reumatismo palindrómico
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It was for sale as were also the coat hang- ers, patent suspender buttons, cans of roof paint, bottles of rheumatism cure, and a substitute for cof- fee that companioned the honey in its patient will- ingness to serve the public.
The minister might stand there, if it so pleased him, until morning should redden in the east, without other risk than that the dank and chill night air would creep into his frame, and stiffen his joints with rheumatism, and clog his throat with catarrh and cough; thereby defrauding the expectant audience of to-morrow's prayer and sermon.
And then there was withered old poni Aniele--who was a widow, and had three children, and the rheumatism besides, and did washing for the tradespeople on Halsted Street at prices it would break your heart to hear named.
Now, Jim, walk like old Uncle Cudjoe, when he has the rheumatism," said his master.
When the morning came at last, I was in a bad enough plight: seedy, drowsy, fagged, from want of sleep; weary from thrashing around, famished from long fasting; pining for a bath, and to get rid of the animals; and crippled with rheumatism.
People say that Germany, with her damp stone houses, is the home of rheumatism.
But now for two months, she had had rheumatism in her arms, and was obliged to let the washtub alone.
The red cow didn't die by chance; and your rheumatism can hardly be reckoned among providential visitations
In a minute more the first of the female servants made her appearance, with a dingy woolen shawl over her shoulders -- for the March morning was bleak; and rheumatism and the cook were old acquaintances.
They had, perhaps, heard their fathers and mothers hint that Silas Marner could cure folks' rheumatism if he had a mind, and add, still more darkly, that if you could only speak the devil fair enough, he might save you the cost of the doctor.
And one day when an old lady with rheumatism came to see the Doctor, she sat on the hedgehog who was sleeping on the sofa and never came to see him any more, but drove every Saturday all the way to Oxenthorpe, another town ten miles off, to see a different doctor.
She was interrupted by an old laborer, who hobbled up as fast as his rheumatism would allow him, and began to speak without further ceremony than snatching off his cap.