Glossary beginning with R

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Reflexive sympathetic dystrophy search for term

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) is a disorder that causes lasting pain, usually in an arm or leg, and it shows up after an injury, stroke, or even heart attack. But the severity of pain is typically worse than the original injury itself.

rheumatism search for term

Any disease marked by inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis.

rheumatoid search for term

Relating to, affected by, or resembling rheumatism.

rotator cuff search for term

A tough sheath of tendons and ligaments that supports the arm at the shoulder joint.