disease-modifying antirheumatic drug(redirected from Antirheumatics)
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disease-modifying antirheumatic drugDMARD Rheumatology Any agent–eg, azathioprine, gold, cyclophosphamide, hydroxychloroquin, and MTX–which slows the rate of joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis
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disease-modifying antirheumatic drugAbbreviation: DMARD
A drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and acts more slowly but more effectively than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Such drugs include hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors.Synonym: slow-acting antirheumatic drug
See also: drug
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