rheumatoid arthritis


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rheumatoid arthritis

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

rheumatoid arthritis

[′rü·mə‚tȯid är′thrīd·əs]
(medicine)
A chronic systemic inflammatory disease of connective tissue in which symptoms and changes predominate in articular and related structures. Also known as atrophic arthritis; chronic infectious arthritis; proliferative arthritis.
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Previous studies have shown that women with rheumatoid arthritis experience shifts in their disease surrounding reproductive and hormonal life events, such as childbirth.
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The report shows that while the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis remained relatively unchanged over the last decade, the way this condition is managed has changed significantly during this time.
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The study reviewed the medical records of all patients seen with a primary diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis at the Cleveland Clinic during January 2000 to July 2006, a total of 2,428 patients.