(Pathology) A chronic and progressive disease in which the immune system attacks the joints. It is characterised by pain, inflammation and swelling of the joints, stiffness, weakness, loss of mobility and deformity. Tissues throughout the body can be affected, including the skin, blood vessels, heart, lungs, and muscles.
Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint.
A particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; specif., an illness; ailment
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
Find another word for rheumatism. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rheumatism, like: painful joints, rheumatoid-arthritis, bursitis, bronchitis, catarrh, gout, stiff joints, rheumatic-fever, rheumatiz, disease and atrophic-arthritis.