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rheumatoid factor

[′rü·mə‚tȯid ‚fak·tər]
(immunology)
The immunoglobulin in the class IgM that is detected in the synovial fluid of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.
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Another RHF soldier, who also served in the Gulf, told the Record: "I saw the games with the Alsatian dogs.
The Thomas test proposed by Thomas, in 1876, was initially designed to determine hip flexion deformity,[sup][4] but was gradually adopted by clinicians for the general evaluation of RHF.
Helse Nord RHF said it sought a clinical information system that would provide an electronic medical record across their network, automating documentation and informing clinical assessment, care planning and treatment.
The goal of the RHF is to create a per-person chronological history of health service utilization and location of care within a prespecified calendar (e.
The RHF methodology is simple: a select board of directors donates its own money to pay the salaries and the operating and fund-raising costs for running Robin Hood.
Stores officers had tried to telephone the units who were still to pick up their equipment but the message somehow did not get through to the RHF.
RHF Vice President Erik Warner added, "These properties are a part of the fastest growing segment of our industry--high-end lifestyle boutique hotels.
Last night a senior Army source said: "The RHF have known since Christmas Eve when briefed by company commanders.
The fundraiser was hosted by the company's RHF Foundation, with 100% of the proceeds from the outing going to three families with children who suffered from cancer.
30) are: Forest Hall Red Devils v Wallsend BC Greens, Cramlington Juniors Whites v Newcastle City Milan, Blyth Town v Wallsend BC Yellows, Whitley Bay Sporting v Cramlington Juniors Reds, North Shields v Wideopen and District Wolves, Grainger Park BC v Walker Central Whites, Montagu and North Fenham Blues v Whitley Bay BC Whites, West Denton v RHF Eagles, Dudley United v Whitley Bay BC Blues, Newcastle EE Blues v North Shields Reds, Monkseaton Reds v Newcastle Benfield, Cramlington Panthers v Longhoughton Rangers, Cramlington Pumas v Montagu and North Fenham Reds, Walker Central Blues v Ashington CFC Colliers, Cramlington Town Yellows v Newcastle City Juve and Heaton Hawks v Cramlington Town Blues.
The RHF are now the 2nd battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, formed in 2006.
The contract, received through Helse Midt-Norge RHF (Central Norway Regional Health Authority) and valid until June 2012, is valued at NOK160m.