- * * *The medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic conditions. [G. rheuma, flux, + logos, study]
* * *rheu·ma·tol·o·gy .rü-mə-'täl-ə-jē, .ru̇m-ə- n, pl -gies a medical science dealing with rheumatic diseasesrheu·ma·to·log·ic -tə-'läj-ik or rheu·ma·to·log·i·cal -i-kəl adj
* * *n.the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and associated structures. See also physical medicine.• rheumatologist n.
* * *rheu·ma·tol·o·gy (roo″mə-tolґə-je) the branch of medicine dealing with rheumatic disorders, their causes, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, etc.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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