Definition of Gout

1. Noun. A painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints.

Exact synonyms: Gouty Arthritis, Urarthritis
Generic synonyms: Arthritis
Derivative terms: Gouty



Definition of Gout

1. n. A drop; a clot or coagulation.

Definition of Gout

1. Noun. (context: pathology not countable) An extremely painful inflammation of joints, especially of the big toe, caused by a metabolic defect resulting in the accumulation of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urates around the joints. ¹

2. Noun. a spurt or splotch (usually followed by the preposition of) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gout

1. a metabolic disease [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gout

1. Recurrent acute arthritis of peripheral joints caused by the accumulation of monosodium urate crytals. Often presents as pain and swelling confined to one joint. The big toe joint is commonly affected. The arthritis occurs secondary to an inherited abnormality of purine metabolism, resulting in the deposition of uric acid crystals (sodium urate) within the joint space and articular cartilage. Usually due to overproduction of uric acid but may be a result of under excretion. The problems partly arise because neutrophils release lysosomal enzymes as a result of damage to the phagosome membrane by ingested crystals: colchicine acts to reduce the attack by inhibiting lysosome phagosome fusion. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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