2. Noun. A drug that prevents or counters rheumatism. ¹
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Definition of Antirheumatic
1. [n -S]
Medical Definition of Antirheumatic
1. 1. Denoting an agent which suppresses manifestations of rheumatic disease; usually applied to anti-inflammatory agents or agents that are capable of delaying progression of the basic disease process in inflammatory arthritis. 2. An agent possessing such properties (e.g., gold compounds). (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Antirheumatic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Modern Materia Medica: The Source, Chemical and Physical Properties (1911)
"It is employed as an antirheumatic. Dose, 16 to 45 minims.—Mfr.: E. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany; agts.: Merck & Co., New York. TRINITROPHENOL is a chemical ..."
2. American Druggist (1891)
"The steppe raspberry is decidedly one of the most valuable antirheumatic ... It may be added that in both the cases all ordinary antirheumatic drugs ..."
3. Squibb's Materia Medica by E.R. Squibb & Sons (1906)
"antirheumatic, Antiperiodic, Bitter Tonic. Average Dose: 15 grains (1 Gm.) ... Topical antirheumatic, and Anodyne. Dose: (as paint or inunction) 20 to 40 ..."