damage to the heart, especially to the valves, as a result of rheumatic fever, characterized by inflammation of the myocardium or scarring and malfunction of the heart valves.
rheumatic heart disease n.
Permanent damage to the valves of the heart usually caused by repeated attacks of rheumatic fever.
- Rheumatic pneumonia
rheumatic pneumonia n. A pneumonia, occurring in severe acute rheumatic fever, in which consolidation occurs and nodules may be present in the fibrous septa of the lungs; it is usually fatal.
adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of rheumatism. 2. affected with or subject to rheumatism. noun 3. a person affected with rheumatism. noun 1. (functioning as sing) (informal) rheumatism adjective 1. of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism noun 2. a person afflicted with rheumatism rheumatic rheu·mat·ic (rōō-māt’ĭk) adj. Relating to or characterized […]
rheumatid rheu·ma·tid (rōō’mə-tĭd’) n. A rheumatoid nodule or other eruption accompanying rheumatism.
noun, Pathology. 1. any disorder of the extremities or back, characterized by pain and stiffness. 2. rheumatic fever. noun 1. any painful disorder of joints, muscles, or connective tissue Compare arthritis, fibrositis rheumatism rheu·ma·tism (rōō’mə-tĭz’əm) n. Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability. Rheumatoid […]