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Synonyms for rheumatism

Noun

1. rheumatism, disease
usage: any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues
2. rheumatoid arthritis, atrophic arthritis, rheumatism, arthritis, autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder
usage: 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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