Definition of rheumatology in English:

rheumatology

Line breaks: rheuma|tol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌruːməˈtɒlədʒi
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
The study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments.
More example sentences
  • Referral to specialties such as orthopaedics, rheumatology, or maxillofacial surgery was linked to the small minority of patients with pain or sensory symptoms as the initial symptom.
  • Dr. Handelsman, a specialist in rheumatology and internal medicine, examined Ms. Mitchell in July 2001 at Dr. Chin's request.
  • There is a four year waiting list for rheumatology in the Western Health Board.

Derivatives

rheumatological

Pronunciation: /-təˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Patients' reservations appear as a consistent factor in their decision making about drugs and have been explored in the context of epilepsy, rheumatological problems, and hypertension.
  • Sixty per cent of the patients had rheumatological symptoms.
  • There was no history of arthritis, sicca syndrome or obvious rheumatological problem.

rheumatologist

noun
More example sentences
  • All of my patients who see orthopedists or rheumatologists for their tendonitis or arthritis come back with Celebrex or Vioxx rather than ibuprofen or naproxen.
  • The goal of the expert patient programme is not to turn people with Parkinson's disease into amateur neurologists or people with arthritis into hobby rheumatologists, setting them up to bully and compete with their doctors.
  • Here, my patients expect to see a rheumatologist for their arthritis, a dermatologist for their acne, and a cardiologist for their chest pain, even if it clearly is not coming from their heart.

Definition of rheumatology in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day premonition
Pronunciation: ˌprɛməˈnɪʃ(ə)n
noun
a strong feeling that something will happen …