Medical Definition of Costal chondritis

1. A condition that is caused by inflammation of the costochondral joints. This is perceived as chest pain with tenderness to one or both sides of the sternum (breast bone). Chest pains are often worse when taking a deep breath or moving the chest wall. Treatment includes warm, wet compresses to the anterior chest wall and oral anti-inflammatory agents. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Costal Chondritis

costae fluctuantes
costae fluitantes
costae spuriae
costae verae
costain gun
costain guns
costal angle
costal arch
costal arch reflex
costal cartilage
costal chondritis (current term)
costal facets
costal fringe
costal groove
costal groove for subclavian artery
costal margin
costal notch
costal part of diaphragm
costal pit of transverse process
costal pleura
costal pleurisy
costal process
costal respiration
costal surface
costal surface of lung

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