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Origin of gout
Examples from the Web for gout
According to Robertson—not a registered dietician—low carb diets “build up clinkers” and “you get swollen joints, you get gout.”Diet Like Jesus: What the Bible Says About How to Eat|Candida Moss|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The diet, in fact, is so rich and plentiful, that gout is a common condition.American Dreams, 1923: Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton|Nathaniel Rich|March 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A secretary may quarrel with the President, or he may have the gout, or be convicted of peculation.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
Such was the state of his mind, when his ordinary maladies had the serious aggravation of a violent fit of the gout.Camilla|Fanny Burney
They 've all the incentives to gout in this country, and yet they don't appear to have the commonest remedies against it.The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)|Charles James Lever
The Queen was not at chapel to-day, and all for the better, for we had a dunce to preach: she has a little of the gout.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
Sharp attacks of gout had reduced him to so weak and tremulous a state that he could scarcely lift a glass to his lips.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
Word Origin for gout
c.1200, from Old French gote (10c., Modern French goutte) "gout; drop," from Latin gutta "a drop," in Medieval Latin "gout," of unknown origin. The disease was thought to be caused by drops of viscous humors seeping from the blood into the joints, which turned out to be close to the modern scientific view.
A disorder of metabolism characterized by attacks of painful inflammation in the joints, particularly those of the feet and hands. The inflammation is caused by the deposition of crystals of uric acid in the joints. Gout occurs most often in middle-aged men. The tendency toward developing gout is inherited. Stress, fatigue, or excessive exercise are among the factors that can bring on an attack.