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Meaning of ATROPHIC ARTHRITIS

Pronunciation:  u'trâfik âr'thrItis

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
 
 Synonyms: rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis
 
 See Also: arthritis, autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Still's disease

 

 

 

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