Definition: Meaning of, arthritis in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ɑːˈθrʌɪtɪs /

  • noun
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  1. a disease that causes the joints of your body to become swollen and very painful
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arthritis used in phrases

  • Lyme arthritis (noun)
    1. an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
  • atrophic arthritis (noun)
    1. possibly a virus a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
  • degenerative arthritis (noun)
    1. chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age
  • gouty arthritis (noun)
    1. a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints
  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (noun)
    1. a form of rheumatoid arthritis that affects children; large joints become inflamed and bone growth may be retarded
  • psoriatic arthritis (noun)
    1. a form of rheumatoid arthritis usually affecting fingers and toes and associated with psoriasis
  • rheumatoid arthritis (noun)
    1. a disease that continues for many years and makes your joints painful and stiff, and often makes them lose their proper shape
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