rheumatoid

adjective
rheu·​ma·​toid | \ ˈrü-mə-ˌtȯid How to pronounce rheumatoid (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Definition of rheumatoid

: characteristic of or affected with rheumatoid arthritis

Examples of rheumatoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hydroxychloroquine is often used to treat lupus and rheumatoid disease. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, 28 May 2020 In a March 31 opinion piece, researchers urged their colleagues to protect patients with rheumatoid conditions and avoid misusing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 10 Apr. 2020 Other drugs that helped drive Novartis’s growth last year were Cosentyx for psoriasis and certain rheumatoid conditions, and Entresto for heart failure. Denise Roland, WSJ, 29 Jan. 2020 Pfizer Inc. said this month that Inflectra, its version of the blockbuster Johnson & Johnson rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade brought in $94 million in the second quarter. Jared S Hopkins, Bloomberg.com, 15 Aug. 2017 The 32-year-old mother and Air Force veteran said rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and the initial stages of Parkinson’s disease had kept her in bed for hours a day. Danica Coto, The Seattle Times, 11 Aug. 2017 The 32-year-old mother and Air Force veteran said rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and the initial stages of Parkinson’s disease had kept her in bed for hours a day. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2017 The rheumatoid arthritis drug etanercept, which inhibits a key cytokine that leads to inflammation, also had no effect. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 12 July 2017 The drugs the team used were Tocilizumab, a rheumatoid arthritis treatment, and Reparixin, which is being evaluated for cancer treatment. Carrie Wells, baltimoresun.com, 16 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of rheumatoid

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rheumatoid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from rheumatism

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“Rheumatoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheumatoid. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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rheumatoid

adjective
rheu·​ma·​toid | \ -ˌtȯid How to pronounce rheumatoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of rheumatoid

: characteristic of or affected with rheumatoid arthritis

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