Arthritis



acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury.
Contemporary Examples

Is that your spider sense tingling, or is that your arthritis?
Grandpa in Tights: Spider-Man Hits Middle Age Sujay Kumar August 25, 2012

And of course if you do have arthritis or other problems that make it hard to use a traditional grinder, this is a huge help.
The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide Megan McArdle December 12, 2012

Before Medicare, older people were trapped in wheelchairs, crippled by arthritis.
Gingrich Takes the GOP Convention to School With Newt University Lloyd Grove August 27, 2012

His arthritis, he told me, had been conquered by these weird maneuvers.
Courting Brando Harold Evans December 18, 2008

Nightshades have been associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions and headaches.
Pizza Might Be Your Enemy Daniela Drake March 8, 2014

Historical Examples

Tinkering with the diet has never been known to do any good for arthritis deformans and often does harm.
Psychotherapy James J. Walsh

He knows the aspirin will not cure the arthritis, but he wants to alleviate the symptom.
A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis Melvin Powers

Strangles occurs in the young principally and is not a frequent cause of synovitis or arthritis in the adult animal.
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

But you are in an advanced stage of arthritis deformans of the soul.
The Crux Charlotte Perkins Gilman

In hallux valgus, the metatarso-phalangeal joint of the great toe undergoes changes characteristic of arthritis deformans.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

noun
inflammation of a joint or joints characterized by pain and stiffness of the affected parts, caused by gout, rheumatic fever, etc See also rheumatoid arthritis
n.

“inflammation of a joint,” 1540s, from medical Latin arthritis, from Greek (nosos) arthritis “(disease) of the joints,” from arthritis, fem. of arthrites (adj.) “pertaining to joints” (Greek nosos is a fem. noun), from arthron “a joint” (see arm (n.1)).

arthritis ar·thri·tis (är-thrī’tĭs)
n. pl. ar·thrit·i·des (-thrĭt’ĭ-dēz’)
Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling. Also called articular rheumatism.
ar·thrit’ic (-thrĭt’ĭk) adj. & n.
ar·thrit’i·cal·ly adv.
arthritis
(är-thrī’tĭs)

Acute or chronic inflammation of one or more joints, usually accompanied by pain and stiffness, resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, autoimmune disease, or other causes. See also osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.

The inflammation of tissues in the joints (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), usually resulting in pain and stiffness.

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