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Definition of "rheumatoid arthritis" [rheumatoid arthritis]

  • A chronic disease marked by stiffness and inflammation of the joints, weakness, loss of mobility, and deformity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rheumatoid arthritis" in a sentence
  • "Regulation of interleukin-1beta-induced chemokine production and matrix metalloproteinase 2 activation by epigallocatechin-3-gallate in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts."
  • "Physicians can then warn patients: In the Netherlands researchers are using a connect-the-dot approach to determine which patients who show signs of early joint pain and stiffness should be treated prophylactically for rheumatoid arthritis and which should not."
  • "Pro-and antioxidant blood system in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus."