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rheumatoid arthritis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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 [syn: rheumatoid arthritis, atrophic arthritis, rheumatism]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1859 a usually chronic autoimmune disease that is characterized especially by pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes destruction of joints

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-lasting disease that causes your joints, for example your hands or knees, to swell up and become painful.



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