tophus

[n] - a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear
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Tophus

Swelling seen near joints or in cartilage (especially the external ear) in gout. The pleural form is tophi
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Tophus

Tophus: A nodular mass of uric acid crystals. Tophi are characteristically deposited in different soft tissue areas of the body in gout. The word tophus comes via Latin from the Greek tophos meaning a porous volcanic stone. In chronic (tophaceous) gout, nodular masses of uric acid crystals (tophi) deposit in different soft tissue areas of the body.
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tophus

Mass of urate crystals surrounded by a chronic inflammatory reaction: characteristic of gout.
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Tophus

To'phus noun ; plural Tophi . [ New Latin : confer French tophus a mineral concretion in the joint. See Toph .] [ Written also tofus .] 1. (Medicine) One of the mineral concretions about the joints, and in other situations, occurring chiefly in gouty p
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tophus

<rheumatology> A chalky deposit of sodium urate occurring in gout, tophi form most often around joints in cartilage, bone, bursae and subcutaneous tissue and in the external ear, producing a chronic foreign body inflammatory response. ... Origin: L. = porous stone ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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tophus

chalkstone noun a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout
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tophus

(to´fәs) a chalky deposit of sodium urate occurring in gout; tophi form most often around the joints in cartilage, bone, bursae, and subcutaneous tissue and in the external ear, producing a chronic, foreign-body inflammatory response. dental calculus. tophus syphiliticus ...
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Tophus

• (n.) Calcareous tufa. • (n.) One of the mineral concretions about the joints, and in other situations, occurring chiefly in gouty persons. They consist usually of urate of sodium; when occurring in the internal organs they are also composed of phosphate of calcium.
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tophus

(L. 'porous stone') a chalky deposit of sodium urate occurring in gout; tophi form most often around joints in cartilage, bone, bursae, and subcutaneous tissue and in the external ear, producing a chronic foreign-body inflammatory response.
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Tophus

A tophus (Latin: "stone", plural tophi) is a deposit of monosodium urate crystals in people with longstanding high levels of uric acid in the blood. Tophi are pathognomonic for the disease gout. Most people with tophi have had previous attacks of acute arthritis, eventually leading to the formation of tophi. Tophi form in the joints, cartilage, ..
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tophus

Type: Term Pronunciation: tō′fŭs, tō′fī Definitions: 1. A salivary calculus, or tartar. Synonyms: gouty pearl See: gouty tophus
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