Rheumatoid Arthritis

– A chronic systemic degenerative disease characterized by inflammation of the connective tissues and manifested primarily in and around peripheral joints.
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Anorexia Nervosa

– An eating disorder characterized by drastically reduced food intake and intense exercise, leading to marked weight loss and eventual emaciation. Anorectic individuals have a disturbed sense of body image and attempt to achieve control, autonomy, and competence in their lives by manipulating their food intake and body weight.
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Ankylosing Spondylitis

– A systemic inflammatory disorder affecting primarily the spinal column and the large peripheral joints and eventually resulting in hardening and deformity of the affected skeleton.
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