[ US /ˈɹuməˌtɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈuːmətˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. 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
  2. any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues
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How To Use rheumatism In A Sentence

  • A cure will be found one day, but until then my personal verdict is that age-related arthritis and rheumatism are a natural part of the human condition, and you simply have to put up with it and get about your business best you can.
  • Chronic diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis, allergy and others are well known to be associated with inflammation.
  • Dr. Tully also says it is a deobstruent or alterative, an acrid narcotic, an emetic, an epispastic, and an errhine; found very useful in gout, rheumatism, diseases of lungs, and some complaints of the bowels. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
  • It is effective as an antispasmodic for muscle cramps, stiffness, aches, overuse, sprains, bruises, sciatica, rheumatism, gout, neuralgia and poor circulation.
  • The sulphureous mud-baths are particularly effective in the treatment of rheumatic diseases; arthrosis, muscular rheumatism and post-traumatic effects.
  • An justly award-winning example of new media exists in the consultants' clinic dealing with rheumatism and other bone diseases.
  • Probably in the days to cone we shall still have hundreds if not thousand's of remedies, until some specific cause for rheumatism is discovered and it is treated according to the specific cause. The Prolongation of Life
  • The extent to which this depositing of material will go is well illustrated in some cases of multiple articular rheumatism, or arthritis deformans, where the deposits are so great that many of the joints become fixed (anchylosed). Maintaining Health Formerly Health and Efficiency
  • Arthritis and rheumatism are prominent crippling diseases.
  • I can't play the piano any more because I have rheumatism in my fingers.
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