acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury.
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How to use arthritis in a sentence
Exercise science experts can educate chronic disease patients about the ways physical activity can help manage their conditions—from reducing the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis to increasing insulin sensitivity for diabetics.Staying fit is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic | jakemeth | October 5, 2020 | Fortune
It’s also reputed to support our adrenal glands, relieve arthritis, and even fight tooth decay.Bone broth will sustain you at home and in the wild. Here’s how to make it. | By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life | October 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
Paralyzed by painful, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, she avoided the prevailing therapies of painkillers and bed rest.Departure from convention—mom, baseball, the postal worker, and patriotism | jakemeth | August 19, 2020 | Fortune
Some people believe this “hornet liquor” will ease the pain of arthritis, he explains.
Hydroxychloroquine may continue to be sold in the United States for already FDA-approved purposes, such as for treating lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.The FDA has canceled emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 | Tina Hesman Saey | June 15, 2020 | Science News
The woman had shingles and severe arthritis, and her eyesight and hearing were diminishing.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation | Nick Tabor | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Jack Holmes | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fans of the drink believe that it can boost qi, improve circulation, cure arthritis, and strengthen the body in general.
Researchers have found that a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis helped a patient suffering from alopecia halt his hair loss.
They also found a rate of arthritis in the 1.4 million recipients identical to the rate found in the general population.
The above by no means exhausts the vast subject of dyspepsia and arthritis.
A second form of metastatic arthritis is met with in strangles.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
Acute arthritis begins like an ordinary attack of synovitis.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
Associated with it are evidently symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, which is affecting her joints and teeth.The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28 | Various
The capsular ligament of the joint is penetrated by the suppurative process, and a condition of septic arthritis results.Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
British Dictionary definitions for arthritis
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
- arthritic (ɑːˈθrɪtɪk), adjective, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for arthritis
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.
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Cultural definitions for arthritis
The inflammation of tissues in the joints (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), usually resulting in pain and stiffness.
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