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In rheumatoid arthritis, the body s immune system [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 09:54
In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system misfunctions by attacking healthy cells in the joints, causing the release of a hormone that in turn causes pain and swelling. This hormone is normally activated only in reaction to injury or infection. A new arthritis medication will contain a protein that inhibits the functioning of the hormone that causes pain and swelling in the joints.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following conclusions?

(A) Unlike aspirin and other medications that reduce pain and swelling and that are currently available, the new medication would repair existing cell damage that had been caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
(B) The benefits to rheumatoid arthritis sufferers of the new medication would outweigh the medications possible harmful side effect.
(C) A patient treated with the new medication for rheumatoid arthritis could sustain a joint injury without becoming aware of it.
(D) The new medication could be adapted for use against a variety of immune system disorders, such as diabetes and lupus.
(E) Joint diseases other than rheumatoid arthritis would not be affected by the new medication.

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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 10:27
C

If the hormone that causes pain is suppressed, you won't notice any other injury either (at least not any pain or swelling)
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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 10:33
The function of the new medicine is to inhibit the release of hormone which causes pain and swelling, so if a new person consumes this medicine he might have internal injury and still not be aware of it. The medicine will prevent the release of hormone which causes pain and swelling, but the medicine is not effective against arthritis itself. so answer should be c

A is not supported by argument.

B - we cannot assume anything from our side relating possible intensity good and bad effects .

d - not supported

e - not enough support for this conclusion.
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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 10:53
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The function of the new medicine is to inhibit the release of hormone which causes pain and swelling, so if a new person consumes this medicine he might have internal injury and still not be aware of it. The medicine will prevent the release of hormone which causes pain and swelling, but the medicine is not effective against arthritis itself. so answer should be c

A is not supported by argument.

B - we cannot assume anything from our side relating possible intensity good and bad effects .

d - not supported

e - not enough support for this conclusion.


Can you elaborate in terms of premise and conclusion. I am still not convinced how the answer can be C.
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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 11:16
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Can you elaborate in terms of premise and conclusion. I am still not convinced how the answer can be C.




Look at this sentence from the argument --> 'This harmone is only activated in reaction to injury or infection'. This means this harmone is only an effect of injury or infection caused by arthirits and not a cause of those injuries. Also we see from the argument that the new medicine will inhibit the functioning of harmone. so swelling and pain that this harmone causes will cease to happen in arthiritis patients. However arthiritis itself and the injuries that arthiritis cause (except the releasing of harmone because of those injuries) will not be adressed by the new medicine. so a patient will continue to have inner injuries or infections but might not know about it outwardly because the harmone which causes pain and swelling will not be released.
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Can you elaborate in terms of premise and conclusion. I am still not convinced how the answer can be C.




Look at this sentence from the argument --> 'This harmone is only activated in reaction to injury or infection'. This means this harmone is only an effect of injury or infection caused by arthirits and not a cause of those injuries. Also we see from the argument that the new medicine will inhibit the functioning of harmone. so swelling and pain that this harmone causes will cease to happen in arthiritis patients. However arthiritis itself and the injuries that arthiritis cause (except the releasing of harmone because of those injuries) will not be adressed by the new medicine. so a patient will continue to have inner injuries or infections but might not know about it outwardly because the harmone which causes pain and swelling will not be released.


Now i get it..Thanks..+1 for that..
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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2011, 04:07
+1 C
new medicine is to inhibit the release of hormone which causes pain and swelling not the Immune system malfunctions, So patient will not able to feel pain & swellings in absence of these Hormones
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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2011, 07:35
Here we have to find the conclusion .option c is the conclusion for the above argument
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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 06:49
I'm not sure if it's a strengthen question. The question stem suggests that this is an INFERENCE question. Different strategy altogether. However, the answer is C..
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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 07:09
+1 for C
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Re: CR STRENGTHEN-Arthritis [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 16:18
The premises strongly supports C. The new medication will inhibit the functioning of the hormone that causes pain and swelling, and will enable a patient to sustain a joint injury without becoming aware of it.
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