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rheum

 (ro͞om)
n.
A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose.

[Middle English reume, from Old French, from Late Latin rheuma, from Greek, a flowing, rheum; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]

rheum′y adj.

rheum

(ruːm)
n
(Physiology) a watery discharge from the eyes or nose
[C14: from Old French reume, ultimately from Greek rheuma bodily humour, stream, from rhein to flow]

rheum

(rum)

n.
1. a thin discharge of the mucous membranes, esp. during a cold.
2. catarrh; cold.
[1350–1400; Middle English reume < Late Latin rheuma < Greek rheûma current, stream, discharge =rheu-, s. of rheîn to flow, stream + -ma n. suffix of result]
rheum′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rheum - a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)
emission, discharge - a substance that is emitted or released
2.Rheum - rhubarb
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
buckwheat family, family Polygonaceae, Polygonaceae - a family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats
rhubarb plant, rhubarb - plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous
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rheum

1. n. reuma, secreción catarral o acuosa por la nariz;
2. reumatismo.
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"I say four, if not five," answered Don Quixote, "for never in my life have I had tooth or grinder drawn, nor has any fallen out or been destroyed by any decay or rheum."
He turned towards me, and looked into my eyes with two filmy orbs that distilled the rheum of intoxication.
I would I had not trusted Malkin to his keeping, for, crippled as I am with the cold rheum, I am undone if aught but good befalls her.
This is the treatment regimen with the best supporting evidence of safety and efficacy, including a single Italian randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jul;63[7]: 1998-2006) and an accompanying long-term, open-label follow-up study (J Am Acad Dermatol.
RA flare rates ranged from 21% to 39% across the four study arms, differences that weren't statistically significant (Ann Rheum Dis.
The primary management responsibility differed by specialty: 27% of the nephrology respondents (Neph) claimed they had primary management responsibility, whereas no rheumatology respondents (Rheum) reported that nephrology primarily managed the patients.
Recent accumulating evidence shows that several species of the Rheum genus such as Rheum emodi, Rheum undulatum L., Rhizoma Rhei, Rheum ribes, Rheum palmatum L., and Rheum rhaponticum have antiallergic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anticancer, antiangiogenesis, and anti-inflammation properties [11-20].
What does it do: This variety is not the usual plant (Rheum x cultorum) we serve with custard.
In the article titled "Ecofriendly Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Garden Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)" [1], the legend of Figure 6 should be corrected as follows.
Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69:214.f prospective non interventional study.
Premature atherosclerosis in primary anti phospholpid syndrome; preliminary data ann rheum dis 2005; 64:315-7.
One plant I hope won't follow suit is Rheum palmatum, a giant rhubarb that is flowering in all its glory in the raised beds.