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distal

[′dist·əl]
(biology)
Located away from the point of origin or attachment.
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One-year radiographic analyses from IMPACT 2 showed that treatment with REMICADE resulted in significantly greater inhibition of the progression of structural damage, compared with placebo (as measured by the change from baseline in van der Heijde-Sharp [vdH-S] score modified for PsA by adding measurement for distal interphalangeal joints of the hands).
Hands: Heberden's and Bouchard's nodes in the proximal interphalangeal and distal interphalangeal joints bilaterally.

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