gout

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gout

noun \ˈgat\

: a disease that causes painful swelling of the joints especially in the toes

Full Definition of GOUT

1
:  a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation of the joints, deposits of urates in and around the joints, and usually an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood
2
:  a mass or aggregate especially of something fluid often gushing or bursting forth
gouty \-ē\ adjective

Origin of GOUT

Middle English goute, from Anglo-French gute drop, gout, from Latin gutta drop
First Known Use: 13th century

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gout

noun \ˈgat\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GOUT

: a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation of the joints, deposits of urates in and around the joints, and usually an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood

gout

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Hereditary metabolic disorder in which excess uric-acid salts, normally excreted in urine, are deposited as needle-sharp crystals in joints, causing attacks of severe inflammation. The most common site is the base of the big toe. One of the oldest diseases in medical literature, gout is far more common in men. Attacks usually do not begin until middle age. They cause heat, redness, and extreme tenderness and pain and often subside in a week or two. Colchicine is used to treat acute attacks. Drugs such as allopurinol inhibit uric-acid synthesis.

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