(a.) Relating to atrophy.
|rheumatoid arthritis |
|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|
|atrophic||relating to or characterized by atrophy, atrophic arthritis|