Definition of Costochondritis

1. Noun. Inflammation at the junction of a rib and its cartilage.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor



Definition of Costochondritis

1. Noun. (medicine) A benign inflammation of the costal cartilage, causing pain between the ribs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Costochondritis

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)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Costochondritis

costliness
costlinesses
costly
costmaries
costmary
costning
costo-
costoaxillary vein
costocentral
costocervical artery
costocervical trunk
costochondral
costochondral joint
costochondral junction
costochondral syndrome
costochondritis (current term)
costoclavicular
costoclavicular ligament
costoclavicular line
costoclavicular syndrome
costocolic ligament
costocoracoid
costodiaphragmatic recess
costogenic
costoinferior
costomediastinal recess
costomediastinal sinus
costopectoral reflex
costophrenic angle
costophrenic septal lines

Literary usage of Costochondritis

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1. Disability Evaluation Under Social Security edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... such as chest wall muscle spasm, chest wall syndrome (especially after coronary bypass surgery), costochondritis, and cervical or dorsal arthritis. ..."

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