Definition of Arthritis

1. Noun. Inflammation of a joint or joints.

Definition of Arthritis

1. n. Any inflammation of the joints, particularly the gout.

Definition of Arthritis

1. Noun. Inflammation of a joint or joints causing pain and/or disability , swelling and stiffness, and due to various causes such as infection, trauma, degenerative changes or metabolic disorders. ¹

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Definition of Arthritis

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Medical Definition of Arthritis

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arthritis

arthralgia saturnina
arthritic atrophy
arthritic calculus
arthritic general pseudoparalysis
arthritis (current term)
arthritis deformans
arthritis in children
arthritis mutilans
arthritis nodosa

Literary usage of Arthritis

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Experimental streptococcus arthritis in rabbits. J. Infect. ... (c) Chronic arthritis Here classifications differ according to the purposes of the morbid ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"The tendency at the present time is to divide chronic arthritis into two main ... The term arthritis deformans, which in the past has often been used to ..."

3. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"In this presentation I have purposely omitted gonococcus infections of the joint, for while this type of arthritis is often obstinate and may even end in ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"Tubercular arthritis may be acute, sub-acute or chronic; it may attack the ... The rigid conception of rheumatic arthritis as a fleeting arthritis dies ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"Some of the patients had relapses which yielded promptly to further treatment. Results quite as satisfactory were obtained in 6 cases of subacute arthritis ..."

6. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1915)
"They somewhat resemble the nodes of hypertrophie arthritis, but are not attached to the bone and can be moved about in the soft structures over it. ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"L arthritis DEFORMANS. Definition.—A chronic disease of the joints of doubtful etiology, characterized by changes in the synovial membranes and ..."

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