Definition of rheumatology in US English:



  • The study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments.

    • ‘They recruited more than 100 patients who met American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia from referrals to a London teaching hospital's rheumatology clinic.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is a four year waiting list for rheumatology in the Western Health Board.’
    • ‘Dr. Handelsman, a specialist in rheumatology and internal medicine, examined Ms. Mitchell in July 2001 at Dr. Chin's request.’
    • ‘On an established test of medical literacy, 15% of patients attending one hospital rheumatology clinic were found to be illiterate.’