Glossary

Looking for rheumatic disease types, treatments, and associated rheumatology definitions? From abatacept to WOMAC, learn about common terms related to arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Looking for information about MACRA? See MACRA terms and definitions.


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Risk factors

Characteristic statistically associated with, although not necessarily causally related to, an increased risk of morbidity or mortality, e.g., smoking as a risk factor for heart disease.

Rituximab (Rituxan, MabThera)

Monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Also used with another medication to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in people who have already been treated with a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor.

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Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data (RAPID 3)

Brief self-administered questionnaire of disease symptoms for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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