HyperDic: rheumatism

English > 2 senses of the word rheumatism:
NOUNstaterheumatismany painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues
staterheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, atrophic arthritisa chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities
rheumatism > pronunciation
Soundsruw'mahtih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > rheumatism: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAny painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues.
BroaderdiseaseAn impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
Spanishreúma, reuma, reumatismo
Catalanreuma, reumatisme
Adjectivesrheumaticof or pertaining to arthritis
English > rheumatism: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA 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.
Synonymsrheumatoid arthritis, atrophic arthritis
Categoryvirus(virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts
NarrowerStill's disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritisA form of rheumatoid arthritis that affects children
psoriatic arthritisA form of rheumatoid arthritis usually affecting fingers and toes and associated with psoriasis
Broaderarthritisinflammation of a joint or joints
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorderAny 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
Spanishartritis reumatoide, reumatismo articular, reumatismo
Catalanartritis reumatoide, reumatisme articular
Adjectivesrheumaticof or pertaining to arthritis

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