a degenerative inflammatory disease, most common in young men, characterized by back pain and impaired mobility of the spinal column.
Words nearby ankylosing spondylitis
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British Dictionary definitions for ankylosing spondylitis
med inflammation of the spine causing two or more vertebrae to become fused
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Medicine definitions for ankylosing spondylitis
Arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis and leading to lipping or fusion of the vertebrae.Strümpell-Marie disease Marie-Strümpell disease rheumatoid spondylitis Strümpell-Marie disease
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