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albeit
even though
albumi
a necessary protein substance produced in the liver
arthritis
inflammation of the joints
azathioprine
generic drug used in treating rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases
Azulfidine
trade name for sulfasalazine, an antibacterial agent
chlorambucil
generic drug used in chemotherapy, an antineoplastic agent
compression fracture
any break or rupture of bone due to compression, e.g., the bones in the spinal column
corticosteroids
a group of steroids (or lipids) used clinically in immune suppression, in hormonal replacement, etc.
cyclophosphamide
generic drug used in chemotherapy, an antineoplastic agent
debilitating
causing weakness or lack of strength
dehydration
condition resulting from either excessive loss or inadequate intake of body water
dermatology
the study of the skin
diffuse
adj) widely distributed, not concentrated; (v) to pass through or disperse through tissue or body structure
Disalcid
trade name for a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat minor pain, fever, and arthritis
distally
in a remote direction; opposite of proximal or near
Dolobid
trade name for diflunisal; used to treat mild to moderate pain
dysphagia
difficulty swallowing
ecchymosis
a small spot on the skin or mucous membrane forming a nonelevated, blue or purplish patch;
enteritis
inflammation of the intestine, particularly the small intestine
erosion
destruction of the surface of the epidermis (skin), which heals without scar tissue
erythema
redness of the skin produced by abnormal accumulation of blood
erythema multiforme
a symptom complex including multiple skin lesions of varying degrees of severity
exophthalmos
abnormal protrusion of the eyeball
exudates
any fluid that has escaped from blood vessels and been deposited in tissues
fissuring
splitting, normal or otherwise; can include painful ulcerations
flare
area of redness of the skin
folic acid
a B complex vitamin, the lack of which can result in severe anemia and birth defects
gingival l
the pale pink tissues of the oral mucosa, otherwise known as the gums
HCTZ
abbreviation for hydrochlorothiazide, a generic diuretic medication used to treat edema and hypertension
hydroxychloroquine
generic- drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis
hyperpigmentation
ahnormally increased coloration
hyporeflexia
decreased reflexes
IV hydration
receiving fluids intravenously
injection (n)
the condition of being congested or overloaded with blood
intravenous
within or through a vein
kyphosis
abnormally increased curvature of the thoracic spine; humpback
leucovorin
generic drug used to treat both anemia and malignancies
Lidex gel
trade name for topically applied gel; an anti-inflammatory agent
liver enzymes
those protein molecules that induce necessary chemical reactions in the live
macular
pertaining to the presence of a macule; a nonelevated, discolored spot on the skin
methotrexate
generic chemotherapy drug used also in immunosuppressive disorders
nephrocalcinosis
diffusely scattered calcifications in the kidneys leading to renal insufficiency
gingiva
the pale pink tissues of the oral mucosa, otherwise known as the gums
NSAID
osteoporosis
reduction in the amount of bone mass leading to pathologic fractures
palate
roof of the mouth
penicillamine
generic drug, a product of penicillin; used to treat rheumatoid arthritis
perimalleolar
around the bony protuberances on either side of the ankle
pitting edema
when too much fluid is in the tissues (edema)
p.o. [L.]
per os (by mouth)
posterior pharynx
generic anti-inflammatory drugthe back of the throat prednisone
Premarin
trade name for preparations of estrogen, the female hormone
quiescent
at rest; inactive
regimen
a strictly regulated plan of therapy, diet, exercise, or other activity designed to achieve a certain goal
rheumatoid arthritis
chronic systemic, painful joint disease that can result in deformities
serum cholesterol
the level of cholesterol (a complex organic compound synthesized in the liver)
stasis edema
stagnation of the flow of blood or fluids resulting in swelling
Stevens-Johnson syndrome
a severe, sometimes fatal multisystemic form of erythema multiforme
stomatitis
inflammation of the oral mucosa, the mucous membrane of the mouth
t.i.d. [L.]
ter in die (three times a day)
topically
referring to a surface area; applying a substance to a certain surface area of the skin
total protein
a laboratory test to determine the level of all proteins in the serum
vertebral bodies
any of the 33 bones of the spinal canal
volume depletion
dehydrated state
Westergren sedimentation rate
standard laboratory test to determine the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)