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rheumatoid arthritis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
rheumatoid arthritisrheu‧ma‧toid ar‧thri‧tis /ˌruːmətɔɪd ɑːˈθraɪtɪs $ -ɑːr-/ noun [uncountable]  MIa disease that continues for many years and makes your joints painful and stiff, and often makes them lose their proper shape
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rheumatoid arthritisHeadaches, migraine, insomnia, epilepsy and rheumatoid arthritis are among the conditions that are susceptible to placebos.Despite the increased difficulties, trials have been carried out on the effects of homoeopathy in a chronic condition - rheumatoid arthritis.Once she had her diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, however, another part of her kicked in.People with progressively severe impairments, due to illness such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, must constantly cope with new problems.Patients who have recurrent attacks of gouty arthritis may develop features closely resembling rheumatoid arthritis.The finger joints were inflamed with rheumatoid arthritis.Rim a person with rheumatoid arthritis?
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