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What Is a DMARD?

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Updated November 06, 2012

Definition:

DMARD is the acronym for disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug. This class of drugs is used primarily to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The drugs are used to slow down the disease process.

Learn more in Facts About DMARDs (Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs).

Pronunciation: Dee-mards
Also Known As: disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, remittive drugs, SAARD, slow-acting anti-rheumatic drugs
Examples:
Plaquenil is classified as a DMARD.

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