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reactive

/re·ac·tive/ (re-ak´tiv) characterized by reaction; readily responsive to a stimulus.

reactive

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reactive

(rē-ak′tiv)
1. Capable of participating in a chemical reaction.
2. Emotionally or psychologically responsive.
3. Of antibodies and some allergic and immune illnesses, triggered by an antigen.
4. Inflammatory.

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Q. Does anyone have experience treating reactive arthritis? symtoms: bladder incontence, sore joint, eye irritation, cracked fingers and lips

A. The management of reactive arthritis usually starts with pain killers and injection of steroids into the joints, and if necessary, stronger medications. Due to the severity of this condition, consulting a doctor may be wise.

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