rheu·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌrü-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce rheumatology (audio) , ˌru̇- \

Definition of rheumatology

: a medical science dealing with rheumatic diseases

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Other Words from rheumatology

rheumatologic \ ˌrü-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce rheumatology (audio) , ˌru̇-​ \ or rheumatological \ ˌrü-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce rheumatology (audio) , ˌru̇-​ \ adjective
rheumatologist \ ˌrü-​mə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce rheumatology (audio) , ˌru̇-​ \ noun

Examples of rheumatology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some hesitancy in this group is natural, said Dr. David Pugliese, division chief of rheumatology at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "People with immune issues – at 'high risk' for COVID-19 – remain hesitant about vaccination. Here's what experts say.," 15 Mar. 2021 Paul Monach is chief of rheumatology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, a researcher focused on clinical trials, and a lecturer on medicine at Harvard Medical School. Paul Monach, STAT, "The hazards of medicine by tweet: the case of anti-cytokine therapy for Covid-19," 12 Feb. 2021 Shields Health and Excelera were among the first companies to work with hospitals across the country to establish onsite specialty pharmacies, focusing on treatment areas such as oncology, neurology, rheumatology, and diabetes. Larry Edelman, BostonGlobe.com, "Shields Health buys largest specialty pharmacy competitor," 12 Jan. 2021 Ultimately, there is no magic medication that treats the disease without side effects, says David M. Wanalista, D.O., who specializes in rheumatology at Atlantic General Hospital. Joni Sweet, SELF, "Psoriatic Arthritis Medication: What You Need to Know," 13 Nov. 2020 In both groups, patients whose blood tests met these special criteria stayed in the hospital longer and were more likely to die, said lead author Roberto Caricchio, chief of the rheumatology section at Temple's Katz School of Medicine. Tom Avril, Star Tribune, "Test shows markers that may predict worst COVID-19 cases," 31 Oct. 2020 Attending physicians are being pulled from everywhere—clinic, cardiology, G.I., rheumatology, retirement. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, "A Bellevue Doctor’s Pandemic Diary," 1 Oct. 2020 Because there are no doctors who have any depth of experience with MIS-C, infectious disease physicians are huddling in-house with colleagues in specialties such as cardiology, hematology and rheumatology. Robin Lloyd, Scientific American, "Doctors Chase Treatment for Kids Threatened by Dangerous COVID-19 Syndrome," 1 Sep. 2020 The rheumatology team recommended blood tests to look for evidence of GPA and rule out other possibilities. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "He Was an Active Guy. Suddenly His Legs Ached After a Few Blocks.," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of rheumatology

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rheumatology was in 1936

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19 Mar 2021

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“Rheumatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheumatology. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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rheu·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌrü-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce rheumatology (audio) , ˌru̇m-ə- How to pronounce rheumatology (audio) \
plural rheumatologies

Medical Definition of rheumatology

: a medical science dealing with rheumatic diseases

Other Words from rheumatology

rheumatologic \ -​tə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce rheumatology (audio) \ or rheumatological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce rheumatology (audio) \ adjective

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