Definition of rheumatoid arthritis in English:

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rheumatoid arthritis

noun

A chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints and resulting in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles. Compare with osteoarthritis.
Example sentences
  • As with other forms of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis involves inflammation of the joints.
  • It can occur by itself or with other, common autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
  • In India it's used as an oral contraceptive, a steroid and to treat asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever.

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Syllabification: rheu·ma·toid ar·thri·tis

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