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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rheumatoid arthritis 名詞
 類風溼性關節炎

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·thri·tis n.  Med. Any inflammation of the joints, including the gout.  A variety of forms of arthritis are recognized, some of which (such as rheumatoid arthritis, also called arthritis deformans and arthritis nodosa) are chronic and progressive, and lead to incapacitation and deformity.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rheumatoid arthritis
      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 [syn: atrophic arthritis, rheumatism]