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 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

Inflammation of a joint.
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Arthritis

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

wear or inflammation of a joint. Literally, an inflammatory condition of a synovial joint. It may be septic or aseptic. The former may be blood-borne infection (haematogenous), more common in children, or it may follow penetration of the joint by wounding or surgery. Aseptic arthritides are usually of the rheumatoid type (including Reiter’s syndro...
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Arthritis

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

[n] - inflammation of a joint or joints
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Arthritis

Inflammation of the joints causing swelling, pain and stiffness.
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Arthritis

Inflammation of a joint.
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Arthritis

Literally, an inflammatory condition of a diarthrodial (synovial) joint. It may be septic or aseptic. The former may be blood-borne infection (haematogenous), more common in children, or it may follow penetration of the joint by wounding or surgery. Aseptic arthritides are usually of the rheumatoid type (including Reiter`s syndrome, psoriatic arthr...
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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

Inflammation (swelling) of the joints.
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Arthritis

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

Inflammation one or more joints which causes pain and difficulty in moving
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Arthritis

Literally, inflammation of one or more joints, usually with pain and sometimes with changes in the structure.
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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

Inflammation of a joint.
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Arthritis

Our Arthritis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Arthritis Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness and pain. There are over 100 types of arthritis. (see osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthriti...
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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

<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

noun inflammation of a joint or joints
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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

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

inflammation of the joints and its effects. In its acute form, arthritis is marked by pain, inflammation, redness, and swelling. There are three ... [6 related articles]
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