bursitis(redirected from atlantal bursitis)
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Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint.
(Pathology) inflammation of a bursa, esp one in the shoulder joint
inflammation of a bursa.
1. The inflammation of a bursa (lubricating sac between bones, tendons, and muscles), usually caused by excessive stress or friction.
2. Inflammation of the sac (bursa) lubricating a joint. It can be caused by calcium deposits on a tendon, but is generally a result of continuous friction, pressure, or other injury.
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|Noun||1.||bursitis - inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder|
housemaid's knee - swelling of the bursa in the knee (due to trauma or excessive kneeling)
n. bursitis, infl. de una bursa.