Synonyms for rheumatism |

Synonyms and antonyms for rheumatism

1. rheumatism (n.)

any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues


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