Definition of rheumatoid arthritis in English:

rheumatoid arthritis

noun

  • [mass 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
    • ‘The arthritic diseases seen in children are rheumatic fever and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘In India it's used as an oral contraceptive, a steroid and to treat asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever.’
    • ‘It turns out that several viruses can cause an arthritis resembling rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘It also seems to be involved in the inflammation process of rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘The commonest causes of vasculitic ulcers are rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and polyarteritis nodosa.’
    • ‘Vasculitis may also occur as a secondary feature in other diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘As with other chronic diseases, no cure is available for most types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘This may happen due to injuries, infections, or even chronic problems like rheumatoid arthritis and leprosy.’
    • ‘As with other forms of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis involves inflammation of the joints.’
    • ‘Although rheumatoid arthritis is often a chronic disease, it tends to vary in severity and may even come and go.’
    • ‘The search is on for drugs that can reduce inflammation and limit bone destruction for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘The positive side is that these drugs have confirmed that the underlying disease of rheumatoid arthritis is treatable.’
    • ‘In related news, researchers have also discovered a drug that fights cancer can also relieve rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘It is associated with autoimmune illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis usually affects several joints in your body.’
    • ‘It can occur by itself or with other, common autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.’
    • ‘It is indicated for the treatment of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘Rational use of new and existing disease-modifying agents in rheumatoid arthritis.’
    • ‘Certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer, can lead to iron-deficiency anaemia.’
    • ‘Conversely, it would be possible to suppress excessive angiogenesis in cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.’

Pronunciation:

rheumatoid arthritis

/ruːmətɔɪdɑːˈθrʌɪtɪs/