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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.
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(Pathology) chronic inflammation of the joints, esp those that bear weight, with pain and stiffness. Also called: degenerative joint disease
osteoarthritic adj, n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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A form of arthritis that is characterized by wearing down of the cartilage of the joints.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||osteoarthritis - chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age|
arthritis - inflammation of a joint or joints
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osteoarthritis[ˈɒstɪəʊɑːˈθraɪtɪs] N → osteoartritis f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Arthrose f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
osteoarthritis[ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθraɪtɪs] n → osteoartrite f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. osteoartritis, hipertrofia degenerativa del hueso y de las articulaciones esp. en la vejez.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
osteoarthritisn artrosis f, osteoartritis f (Ang)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.