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- Proximal interphalangeal joint : Of the two joints in a finger, the joint nearer to (i.e., proximal to) the wrist
- Distal interphalangeal joint : Add brief definition or description
- Swan neck deformity : Add brief definition or description (Hyperextension at the proximal interphalangeal joint, hyperflexion at the distal interphalangeal joint)
- Metacarpophalangeal joint : Add brief definition or description
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- Acetaminophen : An analgesic antipyretic drug widely used for the treatment of headaches, fever and other minor aches and pains; has no antiinflammatory activity
- Acupuncture : A form of alternative medicine that involves inserting and manipulating needles into 'acupuncture points' on the body with the aim of restoring health and well-being.
- Antineoplastic agent : Drug that prevents the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells.
- Arthritis : A group of medical conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body.
- Asthma : Disease process that is characterised by paradoxical narrowing of the bronchi, making breathing difficult.
- Autoimmunity : The failure of an organism to recognize its own constituent parts (down to the sub-molecular levels) as "self", which results in an immune response against its own cells and tissues.
- Azathioprine : An immunosuppressive purine synthesis inhibitor for treating rheumatoid arthritis; formerly a chemotherapy drug.
- Bee : Flying insects of the order hymenoptera, closely related to wasps and ants.
- Chiropractic : A complementary, alternative health-care profession that aims to heal using manual therapies on the spine and extremities.
- Coffee : One of the most popular and widely consumed beverages in the world today.
- Digital object identifier : Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals.
- Disease-modifying treatment : Medical treatments intended to halt or reverse the causative mechanism of a disease, rather than providing symptomatic release; they may have potentially more side effects than symptomatic treatment or watchful waiting
- Fibromyalgia : Inflammation of the fibrous or connective tissue of the body, characterized by acute and debilitating widespread musculoskeletal pain.
- Food and Drug Administration : The agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics.
- Hypersensitivity : In medicine, an altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.
- Immunology : The study of all aspects of the immune system in all animals.
- Immunosuppressant : Exogenous or endogenous agent, capable of suppressing immune responses of the immune system.
- Integrative medicine : Organized health care that involves willing cooperation between mainstream and complementary medicine
- Leflunomide : A pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
- Lumbalgia : Common musculoskeletal disorder caused by a variety of diseases and trauma that affect the lumbar spine.
- Mesalamine : An anti-inflammatory drug used to treat inflammation of the digestive tract ulcerative colitis and mild to moderate Crohn's disease.
- Methotrexate : An inhibitor of tetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase, which prevents the formation of tetrahydrofolate, necessary for synthesis of thymidylate, an essential component of DNA; it has a wide range of medical applications.
- Minocycline : An antibiotic tetracycline analog that can be used to treat tetracycline-resistant staphylococcus infections.
- Naproxen : Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used for the reduction of moderate to severe pain, fever, inflammation and stiffness.
- Occupational therapy : A rehabilitative service that aims to make people as independent as possible, focused on training in, and assistive devices for, activities of daily living
- Pain : Unpleasant feeling or hurtful sensation that is conveyed to the brain by stimulation of sensory neurons.
- Parvovirus B19 : Human parvovirus known for causing a childhood exanthem called fifth disease or erythema infectiosum.
- Porphyromonas gingivalis : Gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria which produces a cell-bound, oxygen-sensitive collagenase and is isolated from the human mouth.
- Psoriatic arthritis : Arthritic joint disease associated with the chronic skin scaling and fingernail changes seen in psoriasis, often affecting the interphalangeal joints.
- Restless legs syndrome : A disorder characterized by aching or burning sensations in the lower and rarely the upper extremities that occur prior to sleep or may awaken the patient from sleep;Complying with an irresistible urge to move the affected limbs brings temporary relief.
- Rheumatology : Medical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of connective tissue diseases; a subspecialty of internal medicine
- Skin : Membranous protective tissue forming the external covering or integument of an animal and consisting in vertebrates of the epidermis and dermis, and capable of receiving external sensory stimuli.
- Steroid : Hormone group that controls metabolism, catabolism, growth, electrolyte balance and sexual characteristics.
- Sulfasalazine : A sulfa drug, a derivative of Mesalazine, used primarily as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease as well as for rheumatoid arthritis.
- Vasculitis : Inflammation of blood vessel walls.