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A chronic disease characterized by progressive degeneration of the cartilage of the joints, occurring mainly in older persons. Also called degenerative joint disease.
os′te·o·ar·thrit′ic (-thrĭt′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) chronic inflammation of the joints, esp those that bear weight, with pain and stiffness. Also called: degenerative joint disease
osteoarthritic adj, n
os•te•o•ar•thri•tis(ˌɒs ti oʊ ɑrˈθraɪ tɪs)
arthritis marked by chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. Also called degenerative joint disease.
A form of arthritis that is characterized by wearing down of the cartilage of the joints.
Often referred to as degenerative joint disease, its specific cause is unknown. A current theory is that enzymes are released that break down cartilage in the joint. Cartilage repair is an ongoing process, but in those with osteoarthritis, more cartilage is broken down than is repaired.
osteoarthritis[ˈɒstɪəʊɑːˈθraɪtɪs] N → osteoartritis f
n → Arthrose f
osteoarthritis[ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθraɪtɪs] n → osteoartrite f
n. osteoartritis, hipertrofia degenerativa del hueso y de las articulaciones esp. en la vejez.