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rheumatism
Any of several pathological conditions of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, or nerves, characterized by discomfort and disability
arthritis
inflammation of a joint or joints characterized by pain and stiffness of the affected parts
infection
the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
cardiovascular
Of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels
joint
A place where two or more things are joined
muscle
A tissue composed of fibers capable of contracting to effect bodily movement
immune
adj. resistant
inflammation
localized physical condition characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function
sedentery
Characterized by or requiring much sitting
vulnerable
adj. susceptible (esp. to being wounded)
strain
To pull, draw, or stretch tight
underfunding
To provide insufficient funding for
holistic medicine
emphasizes the study of all aspects of a person's health, including physical, psychological, social, economic, and cultural factors.
welfare
the health and happiness of people
conventional medicine
traditional way of practising medicine (pills, medicine)