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, "Trump 'feeling perfect' after two-week hydroxychloroquine regimen and 'would take it again'," 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, "Hydroxychloroquine trial for COVID-19 begins amid political debate," 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, "Novartis Posts Sales Growth as It Slims Down," 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, "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

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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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The first known use of rheumatoid was in 1845

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“Rheumatoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheumatoid. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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