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Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs: Drugs that directly affect the underlying autoimmune processes in rheumatological disease, rather than act simply as analgesics or nonspecific antiinflammatories; they include gold compounds (e.g., aurothioglucose), antimalarials, penicillamine, and monoclonal antibodies against tumor necrosis factor-alpha and other immunochemicals [e]

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  • Rheumatology [r]: Medical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of connective tissue diseases; a subspecialty of internal medicine [e]
  • Autoimmune disease [r]: Disorders that are characterized by the production of antibodies that react with host tissues or immune effector cells that are autoreactive to endogenous peptides. [e]

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