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rheumatism

rooh muh ti zuhm

  • n  any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues
  • 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

  • Doctors' knotted brows have done little for the knotted joints and twisted muscles of advanced rheumatism; but last week doctors reported on two methods of relieving the early .
  • As a physician with the British East India Company, he found marijuana eased the pain of rheumatism and was helpful against discomfort and nausea in cases of rabies, cholera and .
  • But a chief activity is treating arthritis and rheumatism.
News & Articles

  • Nurse-led programs help patients self-manage RA
    ( European League Against Rheumatism ) Data first presented today at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism demonstrate the benefits of a nurse-led program on patient self-management and the management of rheumatoid arthritis co-morbidities.
    June 14, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • Overweight and obese patients less likely to achieve remission in early RA
    ( European League Against Rheumatism ) A new study presented today at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, shows that overweight and obese patients are less likely to achieve successful remission in early rheumatoid arthritis compared to those of normal weight.
    June 14, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • High prevalence of NSAID prescription in those at risk of heart attack/death in primary care
    ( European League Against Rheumatism ) New study data presented today at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrate a high prevalence of NSAID prescriptions in patients at risk of ischaemic heart disease.
    June 14, 2013 - EurekAlert!
Quotes

  • Ashok Kumar in Scientific American
    My age is 71. I suffer a little from rheumatism. I take aspirin and I'm still working, traveling all over the world. Aspirin helps me greatly, it's very cheap and effective,said CITES delegate Ashok Kumar of the Wildlife Trust of India.
  • Jim Carrey in Philadelphia Metro
    His whole being had an acid reflux bitterness to it that is just splendid to watch,Carrey says. "I wanted to have that feeling, that deep feeling that causes rheumatism, that will eventually eat you alive from inside."
  • Enid Bagnold in Times Online
    A wet and windy village full of rheumatism and beauty,said Enid Bagnold, of coastal Rottingdean in Sussex.

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