NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,089 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- rheumatoid arthritis
- listen (ROO-muh-TOYD ar-THRY-tis)
- An autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints, and may cause severe joint damage, loss of function, and disability. The disease may last from months to a lifetime, and symptoms may improve and worsen over time.