rheumatoid

adjective
rheu·​ma·​toid | \ˈrü-mə-ˌtȯid, ˈru̇-\

Definition of rheumatoid 

: characteristic of or affected with rheumatoid arthritis

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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, "What’s Harder Than Making Copycat Biotech Drugs? Selling Them," 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, "Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana," 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, "Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis," 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, "A stem cell transplant helped beat back a young doctor’s cancer. Now, it’s assaulting his body," 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, "Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it," 16 June 2017 In February, former Consumer Protection Commissioner John A. Harris approved four more diseases: fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, shingles and rheumatoid arthritis. Dylan Mcguinness, courant.com, "State May Add Three More Conditions For Medical Marijuana," 9 June 2017 For Nancy Nally, the mother of an autistic 14-year-old with rheumatoid arthritis, there are health concerns that can be remedied with therapy or a doctor’s visit. Mike Finch Ii, miamiherald, "For Floridians with chronic conditions, the GOP healthcare bill worries them — greatly," 1 June 2017 Imagine you were plagued by severe food allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or intractable epilepsy. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "Hitting a Medical Wall, and Turning to Unproven Treatments," 1 May 2017

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1845, in the meaning defined above

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rheumatoid

adjective
rheu·​ma·​toid | \-ˌtȯid \

Medical Definition of rheumatoid 

: characteristic of or affected with rheumatoid arthritis

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