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Overview of noun rheumatism

The noun rheumatism has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) rheumatism

(any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues)

2. rheumatoid arthritis, atrophic arthritis, rheumatism

(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) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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