the most common form of arthritis, usually occurring after middle age, marked by chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling.
- Also called degenerative joint disease.
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How to use osteoarthritis in a sentence
While older people are most susceptible to osteoarthritis, Grodzinsky has focused much of his research on younger people, particularly female athletes, who often develop the condition after knee injuries.
That releases inflammatory molecules known as cytokines and begins a process similar to what happens in osteoarthritis.
Glimcher wanted to start a research project on cartilage, the tough matrix of fibers that lines the joints, and on osteoarthritis, the chronic, painful disease that breaks that cartilage down.
The paper looks at a specific clinical example of the disparities that exist in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, an ailment which causes chronic pain.AI could make healthcare fairer—by helping us believe what patients say | Karen Hao | January 22, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Unity Biotechnology, which has developed an osteoarthritis treatment, and Celevity, focused on dog life extension, are just two of the interesting bets in the portfolio of the former Thiel Fellow.Laura Deming, Frederik Groce, Amish Jani, Jessica Verrilli and Vanessa Larco are coming to Disrupt | Connie Loizos | August 28, 2020 | TechCrunch
This is a peculiar osteoarthritis observed in patients with locomotor ataxia.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry | Maximilian Stern
British Dictionary definitions for osteoarthritis
chronic inflammation of the joints, esp those that bear weight, with pain and stiffness: Also called: degenerative joint disease
- osteoarthritic (ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθrɪtɪk), adjective, noun
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Scientific definitions for osteoarthritis
A form of arthritis, occurring mainly in older people, that is characterized by chronic degeneration of the cartilage of the joints.
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