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

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Recent Examples on the Web Some cases of viral pneumonia can clear up on their own, without treatment, said Dr. Natalie Azar, an assistant professor of medicine and rheumatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City and an NBC News medical contributor. Sara G. Miller, NBC News, "Ed Aschoff's death: How often does pneumonia kill healthy adults?," 26 Dec. 2019 The pharmacies, which are owned by the hospital systems, focus on specialties such as oncology, neurology, rheumatology, and diabetes. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 5 Aug. 2019 Hopkins was ranked nationally in 15 specialties, including being ranked No. 1 in geriatrics, neurology & neurgosurgery, and rheumatology, and No. 2 in nephrology and urology. Lillian Reed, baltimoresun.com, "Johns Hopkins Hospital named No. 3 nationally by U.S. News & World Report," 30 July 2019 His father retired as the chief of pediatric rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, in the Bronx. New York Times, "Amy Burkhoff, Adam Ilowite," 23 June 2019 At the time of the 1999 killings, Socorro, known as Cora to her friends, was having marital difficulties with her husband, Dr. Xavier Caro, a specialist in rheumatology. Maura Dolan, latimes.com, "Death sentence upheld for Camarillo woman who killed 3 of her 4 children," 13 June 2019 Over the next few months, a group of orthopedic and rheumatology patients in New Zealand will get to test out the 3D colored X-rays in clinical trials. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "See Bones, Blood and Tissue in World's First 3D Colored X-Ray," 14 July 2018 His father is a rheumatologist at the Summit Medical Group in Fair Lawn, N.J., and the former chief of rheumatology at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. New York Times, "Rachel Margolin, Joshua Arbit," 27 May 2018 His academic endeavors include having served as chief of rheumatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Century Hospital and City of Hope. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Producer Mark Canton to Be Honored by Arthritis Foundation," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of rheumatology

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Rheumatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheumatology. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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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 rheumatologic (audio) \ or rheumatological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce rheumatological (audio) \ adjective

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