arthritis

General term for inflammation of one or more joints. Many diseases may cause arthritis, although in most cases the cause of the inflammation is not understood. This is particularly true of rheumatoid arthritis, though knowledge of other forms is not much better.

Arthritis

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other ...
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arthritis

(ahr-thri´tis) pl. arthri´tides inflammation of a joint; there are over 100 different arthritic conditions that cause pain and limitation of movement. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. adj., arthrit´ic., adj.
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arthritis

(Gr. arthron joint + -itis) rheumatism in which the inflammatory lesions are confined to the joints.
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arthritis

[n] - inflammation of a joint or joints
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Arthritis

• (n.) Any inflammation of the joints, particularly the gout.
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arthritis

<rheumatology> An inflammatory condition that affects joints. Can be infective, autoimmune, traumatic in origin. ... Origin: Gr. Arthron = joint ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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arthritis

Chronic inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain and often by changes in structure.
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arthritis

noun inflammation of a joint or joints
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Arthritis

(osteoarthritis) Joint inflammation, resulting in pain, swelling, stiffness and limited movement.
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Arthritis

Ar·thri'tis (är*thrī'tĭs) noun [ Latin , from Greek 'arqri^tis (as if fem. of 'arqri`tis belonging to the joints, sc. no`sos disease) gout, from 'a`rqron a joint.] (Medicine) Any inflammation of the joints, particularly the gout....
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Arthritis

A condition involving inflammation of the joints. Cats most often suffer from osteoarthritis associated with old age, or previous injury to the joint. Other types of arthritis can also affect cats and these include arthritis due to diseases of the immune system and infectious causes. Signs of arthritis include reduced movement within the joint, joi...
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Arthritis

A condition that causes inflammation, stiffness and pain in the joints.
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Arthritis

A destructive process effecting a joint. This may result in pain, deformity, restricted function. It may also be asymptomatic. There are many different causes ranging from an initial injury to a joint, to infection, to autoimmune conditions (where the bodies natural defence system turns on joints and destroys them)
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Arthritis

a disease of the joints characterised by inflammation, pain, stiffness, and redness
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arthritis

A disease that causes inflammation and pain in the joints.
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Arthritis

Arthritis generally refers to the condition of inflamed joints that are stiff and painful. Heredity and physical stress to joints and bones seem to be the leading factors in the development of arthritis. Damage to joints and the cartilage surrounding them that fails to heal properly will usually lead to an arthritic condition. Although everyone fee...
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Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that involves an inflammation of the joints. Common arthritic conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis and osteoarthritis. In the spine, degenerative arthritis causes a breakdown of cartilage between the facet joints in the spine and generally occurs in adults over the age of 60. When the joints are articul...
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Arthritis

Arthritis is the painful inflammation of the joints.
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Arthritis

Arthritis typically refers to the wearing away of joint surfaces. Arthritis falls into one of three categories. Osteoarthritis is primary arthritis of the joint and may be related to family history. Traumatic arthritis develops after injury to a joint. Inflammatory arthritis occurs when a disease affecting the patient causes the cartilage to wear a...
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arthritis

arthritis, painful inflammation of a joint or joints of the body, usually producing heat and redness. There are many kinds of arthritis. In its various forms, arthritis disables more people than any other chronic disorder. The condition can be brought about by nerve impairment, increased or decrease...
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arthritis

If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or have trouble moving around, you might have arthritis. Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, a swollen joint can become severely damaged. Some kinds ...
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Arthritis

Inflammation (swelling) of the joints.
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Arthritis

inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and sometimes change in structure
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Arthritis

Inflammation of a joint.
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