Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inflammation of the synovial membranes covering the articular surfaces of the bones of the carpus or knee-joint of domestic animals (wrist of man), causing pain, swelling, and lameness.

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Examples

  • However, in most instances, the practitioner's attention is not directed to typical and uncomplicated cases, but to subacute or chronic inflammations which are often attended with contraction of the tendinous parts of the carpal flexors, and in such cases carpitis is present.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • As has been previously referred to, there always exists a peculiar suspension of carpal flexion in all cases of carpitis.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • -- Evident symptoms of inflammation in carpitis are always present -- hyperthermia, supersensitiveness and swelling.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Many fully developed cases of contraction of the tendons of the carpal flexors are observed where the condition has become established gradually and no lameness has resulted from tendinitis or carpitis.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • In some of these cases, subjects are stumblers and when they are carelessly handled or kept at fast work over irregular or hard roads, chronic carpitis with hyperplasia of the structures of the anterior carpal region results, owing to frequent bruising from falls.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • In acute carpitis, there is present, then, a very painful condition which involves the articulation, causing marked lameness, disturbance of appetite and some elevation of temperature.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Non-infective wounds which may cause open joint are not necessarily productive of an active carpitis -- a synovitis may be the extent of the disturbance.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • _ -- For simple bruises, like those which appear in the form of broken knees or of carpitis, simple remedies, such as warm fomentations or cold-water applications and compresses of astringent mixtures, suggest themselves at once.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • "Hmm's," "Oh's," and "Ah's" while examining the tension-wracked subject, and by their ponderous Greek and Latin terminology: ankyloglossia: to put one's foot (up to the ankle) in one's mouth. arthritis: excessive devotion to a legendary English king. ballism: excessive venery. basophilia carpitis: degenerate predilection for certain type fish. bathophobia: childhood aversion to shower. beri-beri: a most grave disease. bigeminy: expression favored by rural physicians; of.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 4

  • a capped knee may be comparatively of little importance we have seen cases in which not only extensive blemishes were left to disfigure the patient, but the animals had become worthless in consequence of the extension of the diseased process to the various elements composing the joint, and giving rise to the most complicated cases of carpitis.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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