rheumatoid arthritis


rheumatoid arthritis

noun

Definition of RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

: a usually chronic disease that is considered an autoimmune disease and is characterized especially by pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes destruction of joints—abbreviation RA; called also atrophic arthritis; compare osteoarthritis

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