from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form of arthritis, occurring mainly in older persons, that is characterized by chronic degeneration of the cartilage of the joints. Also called degenerative joint disease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of arthritis, affecting mainly older people, caused by chronic degeneration of the cartilage and synovial membrane of the joints, leading to pain and stiffness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of a joint in which the bones are involved as well as the soft tissues: sometimes employed as synonymous with arthritis deformans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
'We found that the more vitamin C given, the more osteoarthritis is apparent in the joints of these animals that are predisposed to getting osteoarthritis.'
The Company believes that an early and successful treatment of traumatized articular cartilage may prevent or postpone the onset of long-term osteoarthritis, and consequently reduce the number of radical knee joint replacement surgeries performed each year.
Existing osteoporosis drug may keep joint injuries from causing long-term osteoarthritis WASHINGTON - Preliminary findings of a study suggest that an existing osteoporosis drug can prevent cartilage loss from osteoarthritis following injury to a joint, and also regenerate some cartilage that has been lost.
Causes of arthritis can range from osteoarthritis, which is caused by deterioration of the cartilage that usually protects the bones from rubbing against each other, to rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disorder where the body's immune system is overactive and attacking normal tissues.
Essentially, osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the joints is worn away.
Pfizer emphasized the halt was limited to patients participating in clinical testing who suffered from a joint disorder known as osteoarthritis, although the company is slated to meet with the FDA later this week to assess any implications for other programs.
Earlier this month, Pfizer had reported positive responses patients taking the injectable drug for knee pain from osteoarthritis, which is damage to joints caused by wear and tear.
When cartilage breaks down, which can occur with a common joint disorder called osteoarthritis, some people turn to glucosamine supplements.
There are several different kinds of arthritic conditions, but the most commonly seen is degenerative arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis.
There's over a 100 different types of arthritis, and rheumatoid is completely different from osteoarthritis, which is when the joints kind of wear and tear and the cartilage wears away.
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