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resembling rheumatism.
rheumatoid disease rheumatoid arthritis with emphasis on nonarticular changes, e.g., pulmonary interstitial fibrosis, pleural effusion, and lung nodules.


Resembling rheumatoid arthritis in one or more features.
[G. rheuma, flux, + eidos, resemblance]


/rheu·ma·toid/ (roo´mah-toid)
1. resembling rheumatism.
2. associated with rheumatoid arthritis.


(ro͞o′mə-toid′) also


1. Of or resembling rheumatism.
2. Relating to or affected with rheumatism, especially rheumatoid arthritis: a rheumatoid joint.


Resembling rheumatoid arthritis in one or more features.
[G. rheuma, flux, + eidos, resemblance]


resembling rheumatism.

rheumatoid arthritis
see rheumatoid arthritis.
rheumatoid factor
antibodies, particularly IgM but also IgG, that are directed against antigenic determinants on the Fc region of other immunoglobulins. When the immunoglobulin binds to antigen, changes occur in the folding of the protein of the Fc region such that new, 'non-self' antigenic determinants are exposed and it is to these that rheumatoid factors, i.e. other antibodies, are directed.

Patient discussion about rheumatoid

Q. Rheumatoid arthritis symptons?

A. pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers.You might have the disease for only a short time, or symptoms might come and go. The severe form can last a lifetime.
there's also deformity of the hands (the fingers "deviates") and it can affect many systems in the body- lungs, liver, heart and blood vessels. so there can be many other symptoms.

Q. What Is the Cause for Rheumatoid Arthritis? I know rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that develops in adults. What causes this disease?

A. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means the problem is that the body attacks its own cells, in this case, the joints. The cause for this autoimmunity is unknown, and there are factors that are known to worsen an attack.

Q. Rheumatoid arthritis Is there any alternatives for my dearest friend who is suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis without having all prescribed drugs? I am fell sick when i see him struggling with more pain. Please help me to save him from pain.

A. omega 3 fatty acids are known to help resolving inflammations and holding back joint damage!
here is more about the nutrition-arthritis connection:

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