atrophic arthritis

atrophic arthritis n RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • arthritis — Synonyms and related words: adenoiditis, adrenitis, appendicitis, arteritis, arthritis deformans, arthritis fungosa, arthritis pauperum, atrophic arthritis, atrophic inflammation, blennorrhagic arthritis, brain fever, bronchitis, bunion, bursitis …   Moby Thesaurus

  • atrophic — adjective relating to or characterized by atrophy (Freq. 3) atrophic arthritis • Pertains to noun: ↑atrophy …   Useful english 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

  • psoriatic arthritis — noun a form of rheumatoid arthritis usually affecting fingers and toes and associated with psoriasis • Hypernyms: ↑rheumatoid arthritis, ↑atrophic arthritis, ↑rheumatism * * * psoriatic arthropathy or psoriatic arthritis noun (medicine) Any of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis — noun a form of rheumatoid arthritis that affects children; large joints become inflamed and bone growth may be retarded • Syn: ↑Still s disease • Hypernyms: ↑rheumatoid arthritis, ↑atrophic arthritis, ↑rheumatism * * * Pathol. rheumatoid… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rheumatoid arthritis — noun a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rheumatoid arthritis — noun A chronic and progressive disease in which the immune system attacks the joints. It is characterised by pain, inflammation and swelling of the joints, stiffness, weakness, loss of mobility and deformity. Tissues throughout the body can be… …   Wiktionary

  • appendicitis — Synonyms and related words: adenoiditis, adrenitis, arteritis, arthritis deformans, arthritis fungosa, arthritis pauperum, atrophic arthritis, atrophic inflammation, blennorrhagic arthritis, brain fever, bronchitis, bunion, bursitis, capillaritis …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bronchitis — Synonyms and related words: Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, adrenitis, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, appendicitis, arteritis, arthritis deformans, arthritis fungosa, arthritis pauperum,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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