Definition of Osteoarthritis

1. Noun. Chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age.




Definition of Osteoarthritis

1. Noun. (pathology) A form of arthritis, affecting mainly older people, caused by chronic degeneration of the cartilage and synovial membrane of the joints, leading to pain and stiffness. ¹

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Definition of Osteoarthritis

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Medical Definition of Osteoarthritis

1. 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 This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteoarthritis

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osteo-malacia
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osteoarthritis (current term)
osteoarthropathy
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osteocarcinoma
osteocartilaginous
osteochondral
osteochondritis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis

Literary usage of Osteoarthritis

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The Framingham Knee osteoarthritis study is a population-based study of independently living elderly examining the prevalence of radiographie and ..."

2. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"Two major reasons for the current lack of new therapeutic developments for osteoarthritis are the lack of good animal models and lack of specific ..."

3. Modern Dentistry by Joseph Head (1917)
"Vaccines and osteoarthritis.—Two cases of pronounced osteoarthritis evidently caused by mouth infection will now be given. The first was that of a man who ..."

4. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General by Audrey F. Manley (1998)
"osteoarthritis osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, ... Because its prevalence increases with age, osteoarthritis is the leading cause of ..."

5. Orthopedic Surgery for Practitioners by Henry Ling Taylor, Charles Ogilvy, Fred Houdlett Albee (1909)
"When the joint is infected there may be a boggy swelling in its vicinity, and an abscess may occur, which often breaks inside the pelvis. osteoarthritis of ..."

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