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Preferred Term:

rheumatoid arthritis

Definition:
A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • rheumatism
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/12460
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