atrophic arthritis


atrophic arthritis
noun
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
Derivationally related forms: ↑rheumatic (for: ↑rheumatism)
Topics: ↑virus

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noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.