rheumatism


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rheu·ma·tism

 (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.

[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
References in classic literature ?
People say that Germany, with her damp stone houses, is the home of rheumatism.
Now you get up off the cold floor, or you'll be starting rheumatism next, and you stop laughing and being so silly.
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.
Later, he had decided it was chronic rheumatism brought on by the damp and foggy Sun Francisco climate.
You might have caught your death of cold--or a bad dose of rheumatism.
Now suppose your pa had developed a weak heart, or got kidney disease, or caught rheumatism, so he couldn't go gallivantin' an' rainbow chasin', an' fightin' an' explorin' all over the West.
Joshua Rann, having a slight touch of rheumatism, did not join in the ringing of the bells this morning, and, looking on with some contempt at these informal greetings which required no official co-operation from the clerk, began to hum in his musical bass, "Oh what a joyful thing it is," by way of preluding a little to the effect he intended to produce in the wedding psalm next Sunday.
Conversationally they were a spent force after they had asked Mr Williams how his rheumatism was.
Frayser resumed before he had time to give her the true reading of the dream--"places where one recovers from rheumatism and neuralgia?
No; I only beg leave to observe to Monsieur that the night will be very cold, that chills bring on rheumatism, and that a lackey who has the rheumatism makes but a poor servant, particularly to a master as active as Monsieur.
You mean the Rheumatism,' says Sapsea, in a sharp tone.
According to his account, my unfortunate Ancestor, being afflicted with rheumatism, and in the act of being felt by a Polygon, by one sudden start accidentally transfixed the Great Man through the diagonal; and thereby, partly in consequence of his long imprisonment and degradation, and partly because of the moral shock which pervaded the whole of my Ancestor's relations, threw back our family a degree and a half in their ascent towards better things.