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  • Acetaminophen [r]: An analgesic antipyretic drug widely used for the treatment of headaches, fever and other minor aches and pains; has no antiinflammatory activity [e]
  • Acupuncture [r]: 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. [e]
  • Antineoplastic agent [r]: Drug that prevents the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells. [e]
  • Arthritis [r]: A group of medical conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body. [e]
  • Asthma [r]: Disease process that is characterised by paradoxical narrowing of the bronchi, making breathing difficult. [e]
  • Autoimmunity [r]: 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. [e]
  • Azathioprine [r]: An immunosuppressive purine synthesis inhibitor for treating rheumatoid arthritis; formerly a chemotherapy drug. [e]
  • Bee [r]: Flying insects of the order hymenoptera, closely related to wasps and ants. [e]
  • Chiropractic [r]: A complementary, alternative health-care profession that aims to heal using manual therapies on the spine and extremities. [e]
  • Coffee [r]: One of the most popular and widely consumed beverages in the world today. [e]
  • Digital object identifier [r]: Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals. [e]
  • Disease-modifying treatment [r]: 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 [e]
  • Fibromyalgia [r]: Inflammation of the fibrous or connective tissue of the body, characterized by acute and debilitating widespread musculoskeletal pain. [e]
  • Food and Drug Administration [r]: 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. [e]
  • Hypersensitivity [r]: In medicine, an altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen. [e]
  • Immunology [r]: The study of all aspects of the immune system in all animals. [e]
  • Immunosuppressant [r]: Exogenous or endogenous agent, capable of suppressing immune responses of the immune system. [e]
  • Integrative medicine [r]: Organized health care that involves willing cooperation between mainstream and complementary medicine [e]
  • Leflunomide [r]: A pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. [e]
  • Lumbalgia [r]: Common musculoskeletal disorder caused by a variety of diseases and trauma that affect the lumbar spine. [e]
  • Mesalamine [r]: An anti-inflammatory drug used to treat inflammation of the digestive tract ulcerative colitis and mild to moderate Crohn's disease. [e]
  • Methotrexate [r]: 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. [e]
  • Minocycline [r]: An antibiotic tetracycline analog that can be used to treat tetracycline-resistant staphylococcus infections. [e]
  • Naproxen [r]: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used for the reduction of moderate to severe pain, fever, inflammation and stiffness. [e]
  • Occupational therapy [r]: A rehabilitative service that aims to make people as independent as possible, focused on training in, and assistive devices for, activities of daily living [e]
  • Pain [r]: Unpleasant feeling or hurtful sensation that is conveyed to the brain by stimulation of sensory neurons. [e]
  • Parvovirus B19 [r]: Human parvovirus known for causing a childhood exanthem called fifth disease or erythema infectiosum. [e]
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis [r]: Gram-negative, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria which produces a cell-bound, oxygen-sensitive collagenase and is isolated from the human mouth. [e]
  • Psoriatic arthritis [r]: Arthritic joint disease associated with the chronic skin scaling and fingernail changes seen in psoriasis, often affecting the interphalangeal joints. [e]
  • Restless legs syndrome [r]: 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. [e]
  • Rheumatology [r]: Medical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of connective tissue diseases; a subspecialty of internal medicine [e]
  • Skin [r]: 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. [e]
  • Steroid [r]: Hormone group that controls metabolism, catabolism, growth, electrolyte balance and sexual characteristics. [e]
  • Sulfasalazine [r]: 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. [e]
  • Vasculitis [r]: Inflammation of blood vessel walls. [e]