atrophic arthritis

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atrophic arthritis n.
Arthritis, usually rheumatoid arthritis, occurring without formation of new bone.

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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 [syn: rheumatoid arthritis
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