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 (bûr′sə, bo͝or-sä′)
A city of northwest Turkey west of Ankara. It dates from the third century bc and was a capital of the Ottoman Turks in the 1300s.


n. pl. bur·sae (-sē) or bur·sas
A sac or saclike bodily cavity, especially one containing a viscous lubricating fluid and located between a tendon and a bone or at points of friction between moving structures.

[Late Latin, purse, pouch, from Greek, skin, wineskin.]

bur′sal adj.
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n, pl -sae (-siː) or -sas
1. (Anatomy) a small fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between movable parts of the body, esp at joints
2. (Zoology) zoology any saclike cavity or structure
[C19: from Medieval Latin: bag, pouch, from Greek: skin, hide; see purse]
ˈbursal adj


(Placename) a city in NW Turkey: founded in the 2nd century bc; seat of Bithynian kings. Pop: 1 413 000 (2005 est). Former name: Brusa
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(ˈbɜr sə)

n., pl. -sae (-sē), -sas.
a pouch, sac, or vesicle, esp. a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone.
[1795–1805; < New Latin, Late Latin: a bag, pouch, purse < Greek býrsa a skin, hide]
bur′sal, adj.
bur′sate (-seɪt) adj.



a city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire. 996,600.
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Plural bursae (bûr′sē) or bursas
A flattened sac containing a lubricating fluid that reduces friction between a muscle or tendon and a bone. ♦ Inflammation of a bursa is called bursitis (bər-sī′tĭs).
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A fluid-filled sac that reduces friction when one body part moves against another, as at a knee joint.
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Noun1.bursa - a city in northwestern TurkeyBursa - a city in northwestern Turkey  
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
2.bursa - a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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n. L. bursa, bolsa o saco en forma de cavidad que contiene líquido sinovial en áreas de los tejidos donde puede ocurrir una fricción.
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n bolsa
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Not all joint pain is caused by osteoarthritis--another condition that is common in seniors is bursitis: inflammation of one or more bursae, the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, muscles and tendons in your joints.
Michaelus se caracteriza por las estructuras de sus alas y las de su genitalia, estas con dos signa parecidas a espinas en el corpus bursae (Nicolay 1979).
The bursae allow your joints to move more easily, but they can become inflamed and irritated from overusing a joint while doing activities involving repetitive motions, such as certain sports or occupations.
spinosa switched from pelagic to brooding relatively recently because the embryos have vitellaria morphology and can swim in the water column when removed from the bursae. Ophioderma longicauda, which had been classified as having a pelagic vitellaria larva (Fenaux, 1969), includes brooding and non-brooding populations (Stohr et al., 2009; Boissin et al., 2011; Weber et al., 2014), also suggesting that brooding has evolved recently.
13, 14): valva furcate with digitiform and apical part of ampulla right-angled; uncus partly elongated and hooked; saccus blunt shaped; ductus bursae longer than corpus bursae in the female genitalia (Fig.
Prevalence and size of meniscal cysts, ganglionic cysts, synovial cysts of the popliteal space, fluid-filled bursae, and other fluid collections in asymptomatic knees on MR imaging.
Inflammation or fluid (effusions) within the bursae and joints
The cause of subacromial syndrome is compression of the soft tissues (rotator cuff muscles and subacromial bursae) in the subacromial space by the head of the humerus, acromion, coracoacromial ligament and coracoid process (Ertem et al., 1990; Romanes; Aktan et al.; Unal et al., 1997; Ebraheim et al.; Taskinalp et al.; von Schroeder et al.).
When the process is prolonged, fibrinous material spreads through necrotic cartilage to the synovial space, tendon sheath, and bursae. If treatment is not given in the early period, para-articular soft tissue mass, cold abscess, and sinus tract can form (4, 5).
Two experienced musculoskeletal radiologists were blinded to assess all MRI findings, including bursae around the knee, bone marrow edema (BME), meniscal signal changes, and articular cartilage and ligament damage.
Screws initially well-positioned may end up protruding through the endplate into the disc, or through the pedicle or vertebral body resulting in direct damage to nearby neurovascular structures or development of pressure-related bursae that may impinge adjacent nerves or vessels.