rheumatism has definitions from the fields of medicine,immunology
[ noun ] (medicine) any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues

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[ noun ] (medicine,immunology) 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 can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint