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Inflammatory rheumatism

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Rheumatism \Rheu"ma*tism\, n. [L. rheumatismus rheum, Gr. ????,
   fr.??? to have or suffer from a flux, fr. ??? rheum: cf. F.
   rheumatisme. See {2d Rheum}.] (Med.)
   A general disease characterized by painful, often multiple,
   local inflammations, usually affecting the joints and
   muscles, but also extending sometimes to the deeper organs,
   as the heart.

   {Inflammatory rheumatism} (Med.), acute rheumatism attended
      with fever, and attacking usually the larger joints, which
      become swollen, hot, and very painful.

   {Rheumatism root}. (Bot.) See {Twinleaf}.
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