Definition of Osteoarthropathy

1. Noun. (medicine) Any disease of a joint between bones ¹



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Medical Definition of Osteoarthropathy

1. A condition which describes the broadening or thickening of the tips of the fingers (and toes) with increased lengthwise curvature of the nail and a decrease in the angle normally seen between the cuticle and the fingernail. Often this finding on physical examination can be quite subtle and easily overlooked. Clubbing may be seen in a wide variety of conditions---most of which result in a decrease in blood oxygen. Examples include: tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great vessels, atrial myxomas, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, lung cancer, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, Hodgkin's disease, cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis and Crohn's disease. This finding will generally provoke a more detailed patient evaluation. Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteoarthropathy

ostentations
ostentatious
ostentatiously
ostentatiousness
ostentator
ostentators
ostentious
ostentive
ostentous
ostents
osteo-
osteo-malacia
osteoanagenesis
osteoarthritic
osteoarthritis
osteoarthropathy (current term)
osteoarthrosis
osteoarticular
osteoblast
osteoblastic
osteoblastogenesis
osteoblastoma
osteoblasts
osteocalcin
osteocarcinoma
osteocartilaginous
osteochondral
osteochondritis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis dorsi

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