Synonyms and Antonyms for rheumatism

1. rheumatism (n.)

any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues

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2. rheumatism (n.)

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

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