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Rheumatoid arthritis — Classification and external resources A hand affected by rheumatoid arthritis ICD 10 M … Wikipedia
Rheumatoid factor — (RF or RhF) is an autoantibody (antibody direct against an organism s own tissues) most relevant in rheumatoid arthritis. It is an antibody against the Fc portion of IgG, which is itself an antibody. RF and IgG join to form immune complexes which … Wikipedia
rheumatoid factor — n an autoantibody of high molecular weight that reacts against immunoglobulins of the class IgG and is often present in rheumatoid arthritis * * * (RF) antibodies directed against antigenic determinants, i.e., Gm, in the Fc region of the IgG… … Medical dictionary
rheumatoid factor — n. an antibody usually found in the blood serum of people with rheumatoid arthritis … English World dictionary
rheumatoid arthritis — n a usu. chronic disease that is considered an autoimmune disease and is characterized esp. by pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes destruction of joints abbr. RA called also atrophic arthritis compare OSTEOARTHRITIS * * * the… … Medical dictionary
rheumatoid factor — rheumatoid factor. См. ревматоидный фактор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
factor — 1. One of the contributing causes in any action. 2. One of the components that by multiplication makes up a number or expression. 3. SYN: gene. 4. A vitamin or other essential element. 5. An event, characteristic, or other definable entity that … Medical dictionary
rheumatoid arthritis — Pathol. a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the joints, frequently accompanied by marked deformities, and ordinarily associated with manifestations of a general, or systemic, affliction. [1855 60] * * * Chronic,… … Universalium
rheumatoid vasculitis — systemic vasculitis associated with rheumatoid arthritis, affecting small and medium sized vessels, and generally occurring in patients with long standing disease, rheumatoid nodules, and a high titer of rheumatoid factor … Medical dictionary
rheumatoid factor — Complex of IgG and anti IgG formed in joints in rheumatoid arthritis. Serum rheumatoid factors are more usually formed from IgM antibodies directed against IgG … Dictionary of molecular biology