- acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury.
Origin of arthritis
Examples from the Web for arthritis
They say staying active can help ward off all kinds of health concerns as you get older, from obesity to arthritis.Dancing Grandpas, Morgan Freeman Impressions, and More Viral Videos
July 27, 2014
They also found a rate of arthritis in the 1.4 million recipients identical to the rate found in the general population.Thank Anti-Vaxxers for Lyme Disease
April 13, 2014
But new research shows it is indeed real, and may be the cause of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and more.New Research Shows Poorly Understood “Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is Real, May Be the Cause of Several Diseases
March 27, 2014
Nightshades have been associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions and headaches.Pizza Might Be Your Enemy
March 9, 2014
High blood pressure and arthritis—working for Spin magazine!The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
Arthritis and gout have been known to generate criminality in the descendants.Criminal Man
He knows the aspirin will not cure the arthritis, but he wants to alleviate the symptom.
The latter is what a doctor does when he recommends aspirin for arthritis.
Mrs. Horton and Sophy talked about the crossing and Grace's arthritis.Shadows of Flames
But you are in an advanced stage of arthritis deformans of the soul.The Crux
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- inflammation of a joint or joints characterized by pain and stiffness of the affected parts, caused by gout, rheumatic fever, etcSee also rheumatoid arthritis
Word Origin and History for arthritis
"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)).
- Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other causes.
The inflammation of tissues in the joints (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), usually resulting in pain and stiffness.