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antirheumatic

Pronunciation: an′tē-rū-mat′ik

Definition:

  1. Denoting an agent that suppresses manifestations of rheumatic disease; usually applied to antiinflammatory agents or agents that are capable of delaying progression of the basic disease process in inflammatory arthritis.
  2. An agent possessing such properties (gold compounds).

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