rheumatoid arthritis


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rheumatoid arthritis
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rheumatoid arthritis

n.
A chronic autoimmune disease marked by stiffness and inflammation of the joints, fatigue, and weakness, and often, in later stages, severe joint damage and disability.

rheumatoid arthritis

n
(Pathology) a chronic disease of the musculoskeletal system, characterized by inflammation and swelling of joints (esp joints in the hands, wrists, knees, and feet), muscle weakness, and fatigue

rheu′matoid arthri′tis


n.
a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation and progressive deformity of the joints.

rheu·ma·toid arthritis

(ro͞o′mə-toid′)
A chronic disease in which the joints, especially of the hands and feet, become inflamed, leading to stiffness, weakness, and loss of movement.

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1. A chronic inflammatory disorder affecting joints, especially those of the fingers and toes, and causing severe swelling. Marked by exacerbations (flare-ups) and remissions (decrease in severity of symptoms). It is an autoimmune disease (the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues).
2. An autoimmune disorder which attacks the joints and surrounding tissues, causing them to become painful, swollen, stiff, and even deformed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rheumatoid arthritis - a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformitiesrheumatoid arthritis - a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
arthritis - inflammation of a joint or joints
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
psoriatic arthritis - a form of rheumatoid arthritis usually affecting fingers and toes and associated with psoriasis
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Still's disease - a form of rheumatoid arthritis that affects children; large joints become inflamed and bone growth may be retarded
Translations
rheumatoide Arthritis

rheumatoid arthritis

rheumatoid arthritis

[ˈruːmətɔɪdɑːˈθraɪtɪs] nartrite f reumatoide
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