arthritis


arthritis
/ahr thruy"tis/, n.
acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury. Cf. bursitis, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.
[1535-45; < NL < Gk: gout. See ARTHRO-, -ITIS]

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Inflammation of the joints and its effects.

Acute arthritis is marked by pain, redness, and swelling. The principal forms are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and septic arthritis. Several forms of arthritis are part of the symptom complexes of autoimmune diseases.

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      inflammation of the joints and its effects. In its acute form, arthritis is marked by pain, inflammation, redness, and swelling. There are three principal forms; see osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; septic arthritis.

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Universalium. 2010.

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