osteoarthritis

Disease of joints due to mechanical trauma. There is major disturbance in homeostasis of extracellular matrix with cartilage degradation (involving matrix metalloproteinases) and loss of normal joint function. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis there is not an autoimmune element and, though there is inflammation, it is generally considered to be secondary rather than causative. ...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. A variety of causes—hered...
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osteoarthritis

(os″te-o-ahr-thri´tis) a noninflammatory degenerative type of arthritis marked by degeneration of the articular cartilage, overgrowth of bone at the margins, and changes in the synovial membrane. Symptoms vary from mild to severe; there may be restriction of movement, but it is usually not as severe as that seen in ...
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osteoarthritis

(osteo- + Gr. arthron joint + -itis) noninflammatory degenerative joint disease occurring chiefly in older persons, characterized by degeneration of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins, and changes in the synovial membrane. It is accompanied by pain and stiffness, particularly after prolonged activity.
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osteoarthritis

[n] - chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints
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osteoarthritis

<pathology> Noninflammatory degenerative joint disease occurring chiefly in older persons, characterised by degeneration of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins and changes in the synovial membrane. It is accompanied by pain and stiffness, particularly after prolonged activity. ... Origin: Gr. Arthron = joint ... (18 No...
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osteoarthritis

degenerative arthritis noun chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
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osteoarthritis

(oa) These are changes in the joints due to wear and tear associated, later, with changes in the synovial membranes and synovial fluids. It is a very common condition and all people as they get older have an element of osteoarthritis in some of their joints. Excessive occupational wear and can lead to OA at a much younger age than is normal....
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Osteoarthritis

a condition caused by wear and tear that causes inflammation of the joint, causing swelling, pain, and stiffness
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Osteoarthritis

A condition, also called degenerative joint disease, in which there is gradual loss of cartilage of the joints. It is most common after middle age.
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osteoarthritis

A degenerative condition associated with the wearing away of the protective cap of cartilage at the ends of bones. Bone growths or spurs develop, restricting movement and causing pain.
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Osteoarthritis

A degenerative condition associated with the wearing away of the protective cap of cartilage at the
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Osteoarthritis

A degenerative disease of a joint caused by wear and tear
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Osteoarthritis

A type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints.
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Osteoarthritis

A type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of cartilage in the joints.
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Osteoarthritis

A type of arthritis caused by the inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of articular cartilage in the joints
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Osteoarthritis

a type of arthritis, occurring most often in older patients, that is characterized by chronic deterioration of the cartilage of the joints; symptoms can include joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
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Osteoarthritis

Arthritis of middle age characterised by degenerative and sometimes hypertrophic changes in the bone and cartilage of one or more joints and a progressive wearing down of opposing joint surfaces with consequent distortion of joint position usually without bony stiffening called also: degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, hypertrophic ...
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osteoarthritis

chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints
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OSTEOARTHRITIS

degenerative joint disease.
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Osteoarthritis

Disease involving the joint cartilage.
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Osteoarthritis

Disease of the joints, caused by the wearing away of the smooth tissue (cartilage) that covers the ends of the bones, or by abnormal bone growth at the joint.
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osteoarthritis

disorder of the joints characterized by progressive deterioration of the articular cartilage. It is the most common joint disease, affecting more ... [5 related articles]
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OSTEOARTHRITIS

Inflammation of the articular components of a bone
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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is a chronic inflammation of the joints, especially those that bear weight such as the knees and hips, with pain and stiffness.
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