rheumatism


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Synonyms for rheumatism

any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues

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a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities

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I had the twinges of rheumatism unceasingly during three years, but the last one departed after a fortnight's bathing there, and I have never had one since.
Then, threatened again with rheumatism, he strolled to the window, opened it (as the English will), and leant out.
However, I have got neither cold nor rheumatism, as a sensible person would have done had he ever been lured into doing such a non-sensible thing; there is a special Providence for us foolish folk.
Your father didn't catch rheumatism at the right time, that's all.
Habit is a terrible thing; it shackles the strongest, and Tom had fallen into the habit of inquiring after Mr Williams' rheumatism over the garden fence first thing in the morning.
Every morning he swore to himself that nothing would induce him to mention the subject of rheumatism, but no sooner had the stricken old gentleman's head appeared above the fence than out it came.
Perhaps she was afraid that the venerable chair, by being exposed to the inclemency of a September gale, might get the rheumatism in its aged joints.
And in three days he was dead--pneumonia, rheumatism of the heart, and heaven knew what else--at the end screaming in agony that could be heard a block away.
When she was arrested she had cursed the lady into a partial swoon, and with her aged limbs, twisted from rheumatism, had almost kicked the stomach out of a huge policeman whose conduct upon that occasion she referred to when she said: "The police, damn 'em.
The gout, the rheumatism, the stone, the gravel, and the consumption, have all their several patrons in the faculty; and none more than the nervous fever, or the fever on the spirits.
She is much jollier when Daddy Mathieu is in bed with his rheumatism," Rouletabille said to me.
But he talked of flannel waistcoats," said Marianne; "and with me a flannel waistcoat is invariably connected with aches, cramps, rheumatisms, and every species of ailment that can afflict the old and the feeble.
Initially she thought that the traditional treatment might cure her body pain that she suffered for rheumatism - a condition that causes pain in body joints and connective tissues.
People are putting themselves at the risk of death by failing to act on early signs of rheumatism, experts in the field have said.
They are genetically engineered inside living cells and are far more precise at treating people with conditions like rheumatism or diabetes.