an·​ti·​rheu·​mat·​ic ˌan-tē-ru̇-ˈma-tik How to pronounce antirheumatic (audio) ˌan-tī- How to pronounce antirheumatic (audio)
: alleviating or preventing rheumatism
antirheumatic therapy
antirheumatic drugs
antirheumatic noun

Examples of antirheumatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Current treatments for lupus include disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, or DMARDs, in addition to biologic agents, which are immunosuppressive therapies in either tablet, injection or infusion form, Littlejohn noted. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 14 Feb. 2024 Both types of drugs belong to the disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) family. Lana Barhum, Verywell Health, 15 Jan. 2024 Treatment options include medications like anti-inflammatory drugs, pain relievers, and in some cases, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2024 Immunosuppressants There are two kinds of immunosuppressants that target the cause of the inflammation, not just the symptoms: Biologics and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Lambeth Hochwald, Health, 24 Mar. 2023 Early use of drugs to get RA under control (these are often called DMARDs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) has become the standard of care. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 3 Feb. 2023 These might include conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologics, or enzyme inhibitors. Claire Gillespie, SELF, 4 Apr. 2022 Biologics belong to a class of drugs called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) that can treat a variety of inflammatory conditions, including various forms of arthritis. Jennifer Larson, SELF, 9 Aug. 2021 Based on the results of the imaging, your MD may prescribe disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), which target specific aspects of the immune system to control inflammation. Brittany Risher, Woman's Day, 13 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antirheumatic was in 1698

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“Antirheumatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
an·​ti·​rheu·​mat·​ic -ru̇-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce antirheumatic (audio)
: alleviating or preventing rheumatism
antirheumatic therapy


2 of 2 noun
: an antirheumatic agent
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