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The study and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Contributors in Rheumatology



Medical; Rheumatology

Disease that causes pain and swelling in joints of the body.

anti-TNF class drugs

Medical; Rheumatology

Anti-TNF drugs are inhibitors of Tumor Necrose Factor (анти-ФНО; Фактор Некроза Опухоли in Russian). Examples: infliximab, etanercept and adalimumab.

ventricular fibrillation

Anatomy; Allergies and allergens

An erratic, disorganized firing of impulses from the ventricles. The ventricles quiver and are unable to contract or pump blood to the body. This is a medical emergency that must be treated with ...


Medical; Rheumatology

a reflected action or movement; the sum total of any particular automatic response mediated by the nervous system. A reflex is built into the nervous system and does not need the intervention of ...

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