Definition of rheumatoid arthritis in English:
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.
- 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.
Definition of rheumatoid arthritis in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan